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roasting pumpkin seeds

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 07, 2012 at 1:11 AM

i just made some kabocha squash and decided to clean and roast the seeds as well. i have a silly question...do these seeds need to be peeled in order to eat them?

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so glad! i really wasn't looking forward to the process of shelling them!

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:43 AM

Most definitely you can eat shell and all! So good.

You don't have to do the oven method, I have that below, but can do on the stove with some fat in a heated cast iron pan, drop them in, shake about until they puff and start to turn golden, sprinkle with salt, eat.

Variations: Curry powder. Cinnamon/nutmeg. GF soy sauce. Maple syrup. Cumin/chili. Whatever you have in your spice drawer!

Oven method: Fat, salt, 350-375 for 10-20 mins until golden, make sure to move them around.

I have found rinsing off, and letting dry flat overnight kind of gives better results but rinsed, dried, cooked is super tasty, and faster, as well.

And my favourite:

1tsp black tea; 3tb butter, melted; 1/2 tsp fine sea salt; 1c fresh pumpkin seeds

Oven to 375

Using a mortar/pestle or spice grinder/coffee grinder that you use for spices only, grind the tea into a fine powder.

Combine the butter and salt. Add the pumpkin seeds and toss well. Place seeds in a single layer across a baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until seeds are golden. Sprinkle with the ground tea. Taste and season with more salt if needed.

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:24 AM

Hi, meret! I don't know if these seeds are strictly paleo or a treat, but this recipe from Spaceling Cafe sounds pretty good to me.

I think some have reservations about seeds, but I figure if my ancestors ate the squash they almost certainly ate the seeds, right? And the recipe calls for olive oil.

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:17 AM

Nope. When I was a kid we used to just scoop them out of the pumpkin at halloween, rinse off the membranes, salt and eat. I've seen them in the stores sold both shelled (pepitas) and unshelled, but if they're unshelled you can eat the whole shell.

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on February 07, 2012
at 01:22 AM

so glad! i really wasn't looking forward to the process of shelling them!

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on May 31, 2012
at 04:00 PM

I add pumpkin seeds to greek yoghurt

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