Do you toast pumpkin seeds?

@wsue1023 (1396)
United States
October 3, 2006 3:38pm CST
At halloween? We used to do this when we were kids... what about you?
17 responses
• United States
19 Oct 06
My mother toasted the pumpkin seeds every Halloween, and they were always salty, crunchy and fabulous. Whenever I tried as an adult myself, they came out salty, mushy and gross. Not this year! I plan on turning out an excellent batch. I think my problem was I was not roasting them long and slow enough.
@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
19 Oct 06
Check out the directions for toasting on http://mommyspace.blogspot.com/ . I didn't know this until I researched it, but you're supposed to boil them first! Who knew? lol
• Netherlands
23 Oct 06
Thanks for the link to your blog. Thanks for the tips. If I stop being lazy I may try this.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
4 Oct 06
I do toast pumpkin seeds every year at halloween. I toast them in the oven using real butter and a little bit of spiced salt....yummmmmmy!
@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
4 Oct 06
Very cool, I haven't done that in a long time, but I might make this a new tradition with my kids. ;)
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
22 Oct 06
I would like to try as well. We have a pumpkin -gift from grandparents.
@happygal68 (3278)
• United States
23 Oct 06
That is a ritual we do after the carving of the pumpkin. I use butter and some seasoning salt and roast them in the oven mmmmmmm they are good.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
23 Oct 06
I never did until I married my husband. It is a big thing that his family does and he's very into it each year.
• United States
23 Oct 06
No I sure don't. sometimes I can't stand that I am so picky, miss out on a lot.
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
23 Oct 06
We just toasted some today after we carved our pumpkin.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
23 Oct 06
I remember there was a boy in my class in like grade 4 or so that would always have his mom toast pumpkin seeds for the Halloween party, they were pretty good actually.
@loved1 (5337)
• United States
23 Oct 06
I love to toast the pumpkin seeds and put all kinds of crazy seasonings on them.
@Beesmom17 (112)
• United States
23 Oct 06
I might if I would ever try them..
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
23 Oct 06
In art class when I was a little kid...mmm you made me want some now
• Netherlands
23 Oct 06
I buy pre-packaged ones because I can not be bothered to do it myself. I remmber as a child I hated them, but now I absolutly love them.
• United States
22 Oct 06
NO!
@erielle (1281)
• United States
19 Oct 06
mmm yes. I have before.
@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
19 Oct 06
I haven't done that since I was a kid. My dad always thinks he's going to toast them, but then he forgets about them.
@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
4 Oct 06
I've never done that, maybe I'll try it.
@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
4 Oct 06
Gosh, I haven't thought about that in ages!! We used to as children. I go to my brothers house every Halloween and carve pumpkins and take his 3 children trick or treating, so this year, I may roast pumpkin seeds!! Thanks for the memory!
• United States
3 Oct 06
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I haven't craved a pumpkin since I was about 19yrs old and when we did that time yes we roasted ours. I am not fond of them. I think it is a waste of time to clean them and roast them. I can't wait til the year to crave pumpkins with my oldest.