Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Makes 2 cups. Recipe is from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
2 cups pumpkin seeds
1 qt. water
2 tbls. salt
1 tbl. Earth Balance margarine, melted
1 tsp. cracked pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Discard any cut seeds, then remove stringy fibers from the remaining seeds.
2. In a medium pot, combine the water and the salt. Bring to a boil. Add the seeds and boil for 10 minutes, then drain and dry.
3. Place in a bowl and combine with the melted Earth Balance and the pepper.
4. Spread the seeds on a baking sheet. Stirring every 10 minutes, bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
Note: For spicier seeds, add 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce and 1 tablespoon salt to the melted margarine.