How to Roast Fresh Pumpkin Seeds

by Lucy Hudnall

Eat these shell and all! My Fam says they taste like popcorn.


  • Fresh Pumpkin Seeds
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Liquid Oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Cut the top off of a cleaned pumpkin.

    Step 2

    Remove the top.

    Step 3

    Dig out seeds.

    Step 4

    See the orange stuff. We're going to rinse and separate those.

    Step 5

    Stop to Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Step 6

    Rinse and separate seeds from orange stuff.

    Step 7

    Like so.

    Step 8

    Measure seeds. How many cups do you have? I have almost 2 cups. For every 1/2 cup of seeds place 2 cups of water in a pan. For 2 cups seeds, I need 8 cups of water.

    Step 9

    Add water and seeds in pan as says on last step.

    Step 10

    Add 1/2 tsp of salt for every 2 cups of water. So I added 2 teaspoons for my 8 cups of water.

    Step 11

    Stir well.

    Step 12

    Place stovetop heat on high.

    Step 13

    When comes to full boil, simmer at boil for 10 min.

    Step 14

    While waiting, get pan ready. Add oil just enough to cover the seeds.

    Step 15

    After 10 min, take off heat.

    Step 16

    Drain the water from seeds. They will be greenish in color.

    Step 17

    Dump onto oiled pan.

    Step 18

    Coat in oil and spread in single layer.

    Step 19

    Place in preheated oven.

    Step 20

    Roast for 10 min.

    Step 21

    After 5 min. Stir and separate again. Back in for 5 more. Continue till brown and shell is crunchy to taste.

    Step 22

    Like so. Sprinkle salt to taste.

    Step 23

    Serve and Eat. Enjoy!