Hot and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
1 cup raw, whole pumpkin seeds, cleaned
1/4 cup salt
6 cups water
1 tablespoon oil
Garlic powder to taste (optional)
Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
Remove seeds from the pumpkin pulp and wash them thoroughly. In a large bowl, add 1/4 cup salt to 6 cups water. Add pumpkin seeds and let soak overnight.
In morning, drain water and lay seeds out to dry on a cookie sheet. When seeds are dry, toss them with 1 tablespoon oil until they are coated with oil. Add garlic powder, cayenne pepper or your favorite seasoning.
Spread the seeds out on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 60 minutes. Stir them every 10 to 15 minutes while they are baking.
Yield: 1 cup roasted seeds.