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How to Roast and Pan Fry Pumpkin Seeds

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Sommer Leigh has produced home, garden, family and health content since 1997 for such nationally known publications as "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "Midwest Living," "Healthy Kids" and "American Baby." Leigh also owns a Web-consulting business and writes for several Internet publications. She has a Bachelor of Science in information technology and Web management from the University of Phoenix.
How to Roast and Pan Fry Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are a tasty, versatile snack. Photo Credit: arinahabich/iStock/Getty Images

Roasted pumpkins seeds are a tasty, healthy snack containing few calories and little to no cholesterol or sodium. The traditional method of roasting pumpkin seeds is by oven, but you can achieve similar results by pan-frying them. The hot skillet puffs up the seeds and browns them. When they are done roasting, add sweet or salty seasonings based on what you are craving.

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Step 1

Place a skillet on a stove top set to medium heat.

Step 2

Heat the skillet for a few minutes until it feels hot.

Step 3

Dip a pastry brush into a bowl of olive or vegetable oil. Brush the oil across the inside bottom of the heated skillet.

Step 4

Place pumpkin seeds into the pan.

Step 5

Stir the pumpkin seeds around in the skillet with a spoon or spatula continuously until they expand and start to brown.

Step 6

Place the pumpkin seeds in a bowl and toss with seasonings. Some suggested seasonings include sea salt, pepper, garlic salt, cumin, paprika, celery salt, ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves or a drizzle of olive oil.

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