Directions:

Alyssa Salerno / Student Life Editor

Alyssa Salerno / Student Life Editor

  1. Cut open the pumpkin and remove its guts.
  2. Separate the seeds from the guts.
  3. Boil the seeds in very salty water for 10 minutes (the saltier the water the saltier your seeds will be.)
  4. Strain the seeds out of the water and lay them all flat on a baking sheet. Make sure it is a single row, so the seeds brown evenly. I added more salt and some garlic powder to my seeds, but in hindsight I would have left out the garlic powder. If you have a seasoning you really like though now is the time to add it.
  5. Bake the seeds at 400 degrees. Check on them every two minutes, it will take anywhere from five to 10 minutes for them to become golden, but overcooking them even a little bit makes them taste like burnt popcorn.
  6. Take them out of the oven and store them in an airtight container once they have cooled down.