The Pumpkin seed, or pepita, the spanish culinary term for the delicious little wonders that we rescue out of the gooey bowels of our pumpkins every year, are a great nutritious snack. At 285 calories, 2.3 grams of saturated fat, and 12 grams of fiber per cup, they are a bit of a high energy commodity.
2-4 cups of pumpkin seeds
1 tsp. garlic power
1 tsp. paprika
To prepare them: scoop them out of the pumpkin, and allow to soak for a few hours. Then, run them under water in a strainer until all traces of orange pumpkin matter have been removed. Spread them out over an absorbent towel, and allow to dry overnight.
Once they have completely dried, spread them over a cookie sheet. Sprinkle the garlic powder and paprika evenly over the seeds, and bake in an oven for 20-30 minutes at 425 degrees fahrenheit.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then enjoy!
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