Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

  • 1 large pumpkin
  • butter or margarine (melted)
  • salt

Cut the top off the pumpkin. Scoop out the pulp and seeds from the inside. Separate the seeds from the pulp and put them in a colander.  Rinse well under cold water, and dry with paper towels.  Heat oven to 400 degrees F.  When the seeds are dry, spread them on a cookie sheet.  Put them in the oven and watch them carefully so that the seeds toast but do not burn.  Stir frequently. This should take about half an hour, but start checking after 15 minutes.  Put warm seeds in a bowl, and toss with a little butter (or margarine and salt.

  • Yields: A bowl for snacks.  How big depends on how big a pumpkin you use and how many seeds it has.
  • Preparation Time: About 45 minutes