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Video:How to Make Skillet-Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

with Gina Miller

Want to learn how to make skillet-toasted pumpkin seeds? Here, see step-by-step instructions for making this delicious snack (or topping) at home.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Skillet-Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Hi, I'm Gina Miller with About.com food and today I'm going to show you how to make Skillet-Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. This recipe is so easy, and can be made salty, savory, or spicy depending on your tastes.

Ingredients for Skillet-Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Here are the ingredients you'll need: 1 cup of pumpkin seeds 1 tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil, or butter A pinch of salt A pinch of sugar A pinch of cinnamon A pinch of cumin A pinch of cayenne pepper

Instructions for Making Skillet-Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

There are many different varieties of toasted pumpkin seeds and your ingredients will depend on your taste preferences. If want your seeds to be sweet, try adding a dash of sugar and cinnamon. For spicier seeds, add some cumin or cayenne. So, let's get started making skillet-toasted pumpkin seeds! First, when removing the seeds from the pumpkin, separate them carefully from the flesh and strings. Try to remove as much of the pulp as you can from the seeds.Here's a tip: fill a big pot with water and put the seeds in it. Rub the seeds as they sit in the water and the pulp will sink to the bottom of the pot, while the seeds will rise to the top.

Now, it's important that you let your seeds dry completely; you may even have to let them sit overnight.Next, heat a skillet over medium-low heat, add the oil or butter to the skillet and then place the seeds inside. You will need to turn them frequently as they continue to cook.Let them cook a few seconds more, at this point they should be lightly browned and toasted. Finally, remove the skillet and place it on a cool surface. Sprinkle and toss the seeds with your choice of ingredients, whether sweet, spicy or savory.

Let them cool down for a minute, then place them in a bowl and they are ready to serve! Thank you for watching and for more information, visit us on the web at About.com.

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