What method can I use to cook pumpkin seeds so that they turn out crunchy?

  • What method can I use to cook pumpkin seeds so that they turn out crunchy? AttilaNYC

    I've always enjoyed eating the pumpkin seeds when I buy them at vendor, but whenever I try to make them at home in the oven, they always seem to turn out either still soggy, or deflated and not crunchy. What am I missing in the technique - I've just simply washed them off, laid on aluminum foil and placed in the oven at 350.

  • I let mine dry after washing, then toss them in oil, sprinkle with salt, and then roast on a sheet pan

    I also make sure to get in there and stir them a few times during roasting, to be sure that they all get exposed to the heat, and on both sides.

  • Be sure not to crowd them on the pan when roasting.

  • Be sure and roast them in a single layer, and keep going until they are golden brown, tossing occasionally. If they are soggy, you probably just aren't cooking them long enough to drive off all of the water.

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