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Roasted pumpkin seeds!

We love our pumpkin seeds, and maybe the mess even more. My kids have been dying to get into our pumpkin for the past couple of weeks. So today, as soon as I got home from work, they tore into it. I have to say, they did a really good job of cleaning out the pumpkin.

So here’s how to make them:

  • Wash the seeds in a colander
  • Boil in water for 20 minutes with salt (to really clean the seeds) or soak them overnight in a bowl at room temperature if you have time
  • Pat as dry as possible with paper towels
  • Lay flat on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 min on 200 to let them dry (or just let them sit out overnight to dry but we couldn’t wait that long!)
  • Melt 1 tbsp Kerrygold butter and mix with 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • Put warm pumpkin seeds in a bowl and stir with butter and salt
  • Lay flat on cookie sheet again
  • Bake on 300 for 30 minutes 
  • Let them cool and enjoy!

My daughter especially loves pumpkin seeds. She obviously couldn’t wait to devour them.  I asked her to wait just a minute, while I was snapping a picture. This is her waiting…

And we all really enjoyed them, but unfortunately, only for a few minutes.  I was working in the den, heard a loud crash in the kitchen followed by my son saying “UH OH. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry!”. The glass bowl was on the ground, in pieces, with the pumpkins seeds everywhere.  Bummer!