Delicious Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and How to Take This Picture

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I’m going to be honest, my least favorite part of carving pumpkins is cleaning out the seeds. It kind of grosses me out. Usually my husband takes on the job. I would probably just chuck the seeds but every year he saves them, cleans them, and makes awesome savory pumpkin seeds. So this recipe is courtesy of The Man Who Ate Everything.
I like to experiment with my camera and learn all I can by trial and error. To take this floating pumpkin seed picture all I did was put a seed on the end of a 6 inch wooden skewer and stick it in the pile of seeds so that it stands up. I tried using glue to secure it but it wouldn’t stick so I used some gum I was chewing. Call me Macgyver. Don’t worry, I threw the gummy seed away. Take the picture from above in AV mode with the lowest aperture setting you can (mine was 2.8) focusing on the single seed so that the background blurs out. Easy right?

Delicious Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire
  • 3 shakes garlic salt (this is a "man" measurement so around 1/8 tsp)
  • 3 shakes onion powder (around 1/8 tsp)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Rinse seeds under cold water and make sure all of the strings and pulp are removed. Drain well. Stir seeds with melted butter, worchestire, garlic salt, and onion powder in a small bowl making sure they are fully coated. Place seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 50 - 60 minutes (or until brown and crispy) stirring every 20 minutes.
  3. *If you have the time here are some tips my husband uses for extra crispy perfect seeds if you have the time: Soak seeds in salt water for a day then lay out the seeds in a single layer and let them dry out for another day before roasting them.

Notes

Source: The Man Who Ate Everything

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  1. i never would have thought to soak the seeds, i’ll have to do that when i break into my pumpkin today!

  2. That’s great! Thanks for the photography tip and the recipe, I’m also taking apart my pumpkins today. :)

  3. That picture is awesome. You’re a genius.

  4. LOVE that picture!!

  5. Great photo.

    Ann

  6. Fantastic picture!

    Love spiced pumpkin seeds!

  7. love the directions for the pic-thank u!! how in the world did the skewer stay up in the pile???? looks amazzzing!

  8. @Mrs.Baron,
    The seed and stick are pretty light so it just stood straight up. You may not be able to see but the seeds are in a clear bowl.

  9. Gorgeous picture and so generous of you to share the information on how to take the picture. I think I might give it a go with my blog pictures next week.

  10. Thanks for the photography technique. I’m gonna try it with other things too. I roast pumpkin seeds every year since I was just a boy and now my wife and I got to do it together for the first time. I love pumpkin seeds but I eat the whole shell…

  11. What a fun photo. :) Very creative!!

  12. My children were asking if we could do something with all the seeds from pumpkins carving. It is too late this year, but I am going to make some next year.

  13. Thanks for sharing your tips, some of the best pictures I have seen today~

  14. Great picture. I am making pumpkin seeds in the over right now :)

  15. Awesome pictures! I wish I would’ve seen this post last night after we carved our pumpkin! We used a slightly different method and instead of crispy, the seeds turned out a bit dry. Not sure why.

  16. Great seed recipe! I love trying out new spices and sauces with my pumpkin seeds every year. I’ll try this one next time!

  17. That is so cool… great photo tip

  18. This is an AMAZING photo! LOVE IT! Brilliant idea from a creative mind!

  19. That picture is awesome!!!! You ARE a photography McGiver!

  20. That picture is amazing. BRAVO!

  21. Great photo — so creative!

  22. They were yummy! Had to wait till Monday since we were out of W. sauce. Worth the wait THANK YOU!

  23. I love the creative picture!

  24. yummy recipe and I LOVE the pictures! It’s gorgeous!

  25. What a creative photo! And I’m so sad that I waited too long to make our pumpkin seeds and they went bad…

  26. Prefect! Now I know just what to do with my uncarved pumpkins from Halloween.

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  28. great tutorial! i would never have figured that out! thank you.
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  29. Question–if I soak my seeds in saltwater, do I cut the salt in the recipe at all? Can’t wait to try these :)

  30. @Crafty Beth,
    Yes, I would definitely start off easy on the salt and add it to taste.
    Christy

  31. Thanks Christy–they turned out great! Love the flavor from the butter–yummm.

  32. I was wondering how you did that! I was thinking you threw it up then took it as it was floating in the air :). Such a cool pic!