Pumpkin Seeds

Winston
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Pumpkin Seeds

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It is that time of the year. I head out to the local pumpkin patch and take advantage of the leftover pumpkins that did not get picked to be turned into spooky jack-o-lantern. They sell them around here for a good price after Halloween. I love cooking pumpkins and the seeds. I do not remember where I got the recipe from but it is a favorite of mine.
  • ingredients
    ·2 cups — pumpkin seeds
    ·1 teaspoon — worcestershire sauce
    ·1 1/2 — tablespoons melted butter
    ·1 teaspoon (or more to taste) — salt
  • Directions
    ·Preheat oven to 250 Fahrenheit or 120 Celsius.
    ·Thoroughly rinse seeds and pick out stray bits of pumpkin.
    ·Pour seeds on a cookie sheet, preferably one with sides.
    ·Combine Worcestershire sauce and melted butter.
    ·Pour Worcestershire sauce/butter combination over seeds and stir to distribute evenly.
    ·Evenly sprinkle salt over seeds.
    ·Bake for two hours, stirring every half hour.
    ·Let cool and enjoy!
    ·Store in airtight container.

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Sounds delicious!
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Hans

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Winston wrote:
28 Oct 2020, 17:08
... I love cooking pumpkins and the seeds. I do not remember where I got the recipe from but it is a favorite of mine.
Hi Winston.
I remember this. But we didn't have Halloween, just pumpkins on a vine. I would harvest the seeds, rinse as you say, and then just bake.
Sprinkled with salt (this was in the day's before dictatorial doctors) and munched. :munch:

Later on I used to roast them until dark brown and then ground them up for use as a coffee-substitute. I think that was/is done during war time in various coffee-deprived jurisdictions.

Next year I shall plant zucchini AND pumpkins.
(Silly me!)
Chris
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I read somewhere that pumpkin seeds should be roasted and left outside for the squirrels to eat.
That is at variance with the general opinion that squirrels ought to be discouraged.
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John Gray wrote:
29 Oct 2020, 13:56
I read somewhere that pumpkin seeds should be roasted and left outside for the squirrels to eat. That is at variance with the general opinion that squirrels ought to be discouraged.
I thought that "tree-rats" should be an excellent source of meat protein, if one built a trap. But I am not sure of their status regarding parasites and such.
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