Pumpkin seeds make a terrific snack — just like peanuts, it's impossible to eat only one!
- Portion size 500 servings
- pumpkin (about 2 cups/500mL)
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cut pumpkin in half. Using large spoon, remove all seeds to large sieve. Rinse under cold running water to remove stickiness. Pick out and discard any stringy pieces.
Spread rinsed seeds in single layer on 2 baking sheets. Let dry thoroughly, stirring and separating once or twice. In small bowl, combine seeds, oil and salt, stirring to coat well; spread on baking sheets.
Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven, stirring and spreading seeds on sheets once, for 15 to 20 minutes or until seeds are deep golden brown. Let cool. Store in airtight container