Roasted Pumpkin Seeds - Bacon Flavored
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Recipe type: Snacks
 
These Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are crispy, crunchy and bacon flavored for the ultimate snack!
Ingredients
  • Pumpkin Seeds from one medium-sized pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • bacon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  3. Remove seeds from one medium-sized pumpkin and place in a large bowl. Pour water over the pumpkin seeds and separate seeds from strings. Discard strings and remaining insides of pumpkin.
  4. Place cleaned seeds into a medium saucepan and cover seeds with water by 2 inches. Heat water on high until hot and boiling, then turn down to medium and let boil for 10 minutes.
  5. Drain seeds in a fine strainer and pat seeds dry with a paper towel.
  6. Place seeds on prepared baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over seeds. Stir seeds around until coated with oil. Using a spatula or the back of a wooden spoon, pat the seeds down around all edges of the baking sheet to get them in one layer as much as possible.
  7. Sprinkle with bacon salt.
  8. Bake in oven for 10 minutes, then remove from oven. Stir the pumpkin seeds and again, pat the seeds down around all edges of the baking sheet to get them in one layer as much as possible. Place back in the oven. Bake 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Remove from baking sheet and serve!
Notes
Pre-boiling results in a softer, more pliable, chewy shell.
NOT pre-boiling and baking at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes results in a crispy, crunchy shell.
Use the method you prefer based on the texture you want the end result to be!
Recipe by Inspiration Kitchen at http://inspirationkitchen.com/roasted-pumpkin-seeds/