Seeds from one large pumpkin
3 tbsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
2-3 tsp desired seasoning, such as smoked paprika (optional)
1Carve a pumpkin. Take the seeds and "guts" and place them in a large bowl of water.
2The seeds will float to the top of the bowl. Skim them off and into a separate bowl. It's fine if some pumpkin guts remain on the seeds.
3Add the salt to six cups of water and bring to a boil.
4Reduce boiling water to a simmer and add the pumpkin seeds. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
5Remove the seeds from the heat and carefully drain.
6Preheat the oven to 350F.
7Toss the pumpkin seeds with olive oil and seasonings and distribute evenly across a baking pan.
8Bake for 20-30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes, until the seeds just start to become golden brown.
9Remove from heat, allow to cool and enjoy.