On Saturday night, I looked at my little pumpkin on the kitchen counter and decided that I didn't want to look at it anymore. I've never made pumpkin seeds before, but have this vivid memory of being in elementary school and someone having homemade pumpkin seeds. I think that most have been the first time I ever had them. I digress.
I always felt a little unsure about baking my own pumpkin seeds. Could never find an actual recipe for them (probably because it's so easy to make them delicious) and everything I read just said sprinkle with salt and pepper. I wanted something a bit more than that. So after seeing this blog post by Elsie from A Beautiful Mess, I knew this was super easy, and sounded yummy.
All I did was cut open my pumpkin and remove the seeds. rinse in a strainer and pull out any pumpkin guts. Melt a pat of butter, less than a tablespoon (maybe half a tablespoon?) and after drying the seeds off a bit, add to the butter. Toss and spread out on silpat on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with about 2 teaspoons of Lawry Seasoning Salt and a teaspoon of pepper (I love black pepper). Bake at 350 for 15 mins, checking every five to make sure not to burn.
I didn't have a very large pumpkin, actually it was pretty small. Depending on the amount of seeds you have, you may need to add more seasoning. But as I've learned by just winging it, pumpkin seeds are pretty hard to mess up.
Pretty delicious stuff right there. Great for when you're not really hungry but want something to munch on...which is all the time for me.
Oh and this happened while I was photographing those seeds...silly ladies.
PS: If you don't follow A Beautiful Mess, I strongly recommend their blog for a great, inspiration read. Her blog is pretty fantastic in the creative department.