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Video:How to Remove and Clean Pumpkin Seeds

with Jonathan McDowell

Removing and cleaning pumpkin seeds straight from a carved pumpkin doesn't have to be a daunting project. Watch this About.com video to see the easiest way to do it.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Remove and Clean Pumpkin Seeds

Hi I'm Jonathan McDowell, Visual Merchandiser at American Girl Place, here in New York City. And, I'm here for About.com to show you how to remove and clean pumpkin seeds.

Tools for Removing and Cleaning Pumpkin Seeds

An easy tool to use to clean out a pumpkin is a simple ice cream scoop.
Once you've cut the top of your pumpkin, use your ice cream scoop to remove the pulp and the seeds. Be sure to have a bowl or pan beside you to discard your seeds and pulp.

Instructions for Removing and Cleaning Pumpkin Seeds

Fill the bowl with water, which will allow the seeds to rise to the top. And then, start picking out all the pulp. Then, strain your seeds and put them into a bowl. You want to make sure you're only getting seeds and no pulp. Once your seeds are in the bowl, coat them with a couple of teaspoons of vegetable oil and mix them up with your hands. Then lay them out on a cookie sheet, making sure it's all one layer. And that's how you remove and clean pumpkin seeds.

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