How do you roast pumpkin seeds?

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Registered: 10-09-2010
How do you roast pumpkin seeds?
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Fri, 10-29-2010 - 9:35pm

We used to do this as kids but I haven't done it in a while and we just now carved our pumpkin. Do you let them dry a bit before roasting? And do you have to put oil on them? I rinsed them off and they're on a paper towel for now, but if you have a foolproof method, that would be great, thanks.

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 11:03pm

I just Googled it and this sounds like a sure fire way to do it. http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/pumpkinseeds.php

even tells you how to make several different flavors.....

I tried it one year but I had a devil of a time getting the strings off the seeds....LOL

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 11:09pm

Hi Supermom, and welcome to our little corner of the inter-tube!

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Registered: 10-09-2010
Sat, 10-30-2010 - 10:28am

Thanks Ladies ... I will try this tonight. My seeds look good this morning, still sort of damp but shiny and not goopy which is a start. Another question... I am going to roast a small sugar pumpkin and am assuming it will have seeds that I can add to the mix? I've only done it w/ jack o lantern pumpkins but I am guessing there's not a big difference in the seeds. I will find out soon, though.

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Sat, 10-30-2010 - 3:03pm

YEP, the little pumpkin will have seeds too!

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 4:31pm

We just kept putting off the pumpkin carving, and putting it off. Finally at 4 p.m. on Halloween,

we got out the enormous pumpkin and an assortment of knives.

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 10:30pm

Are you supposed to carve them before

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 10:54pm

I've always liked enjoying the carved pumpkin for a few days before Halloween.

they get ugly when they rot but it takes a little while. I read that you can put

vaseline on all the cut surfaces and slow down the decay process.

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 11:03pm
Mom was a killjoy, she just dreaded the mess and made us wait until the pumpkins were on final markdown.
I would carve 2 or 3, though, in advance; if one dried out, carve another one!
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