Roasted Pumpkin Seeds - Worcestershire & Garlic
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Recipe type: Snacks
 
These Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are crispy and crunchy for the ultimate snack!
Ingredients
  • Pumpkin Seeds from one medium-sized pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea 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 Worcestershire, garlic salt and sea 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. Stir a third time, then bake another 5 minutes *(see note). Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Remove from baking sheet and serve!
Notes
*NOTE: The last 5 minutes of cooking time is optional. They *may* take an additional 5 minutes to cook because of the moisture from the Worcestershire. The best way to tell is to pull them out of the oven after 20 minutes and taste test them!

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/