11/3/10

Guest Attempt: Matt's Special Seeds

If you're like me, All Hallows' Eve means one thing. Yep, you guessed it. SEEDS! When I was a kid, my Dad was in charge of the pumpkin seeds, and every year, the days following Halloween would be marked by us kids flooding our bodies with handfuls of these addictive, salty snacks. I tweaked the recipe (added more salt) and now, according to Amelia, they've become: Matt's Special Seeds.

Making Matt's Special Seeds is so easy a toddler can do it! First, you must harvest the seeds of one or more pumpkin-gourds. You can do this during a solo pumpkin-carving session, or you can show up to pumpkin-carving parties hosted by your friends with a one-gallon ziploc bag, waiting in the wings for the right moment to sweep in: "Lemme get those seeds?"

Once you have procured the seeds, you are on the home stretch. To close the deal, you'll need to wash the seeds and let them soak for an hour or two in a soy sauce bath. The amount of soy sauce depends on the number of seeds you're working with but, like everything in life, be generous. Oh, and PLEASE preheat your oven to 325.
Spread the seeds in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. (You are almost done.)
Bake for 45 minutes to an houruntil dry and crispy. Pull out, sprinkle with coarse kosher salt and let cool.
Eat the seeds!
Every once in a while you get a loner seed...
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13 comments:

amelia said...

every year, I make fun of you for gathering seeds with such a crazy fervor and every year, I eat the seeds with such reckless abandon. in short: thank you for making these. can't wait for the next batch!

Ana Degenaar said...

Oh my! I need to make this! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Anne said...

matt you are a man of my own heart.

Heather Taylor said...

pumpkin seeds have never looked better to me than they do here! YUM

Matthew said...

Oh, and pumpkin seeds are also amazing for you and your brain:
http://hubpages.com/hub/PUMPKIN-SEEDS-SUPER-FOOD

Yay.

Mark and Marsha said...

It sounds like Matt had a wonderful childhood and such a talented father. Did you also make magic beans?

penelope said...

I am putting my toddler on this STAT! LOL

Jessica said...

Oh man. Wish this had been posted on Sunday. We had so many pumpkin seeds. Next year I'll be attempting Matt's Special Seeds!
- Jess

Brock said...

what's up w/ the loner seed?

Andrea said...

Funny (and no offense to Dadbers!), the seeds did not stick with me as such a huge part of our childhood. But I do like the looks of them!

jeana sohn said...

i've never had this before but sounds yummy!

thanks for your sweet comment on my blog last night. xoxoxoxoxoxox

amelia said...

yeah, matt. what's the deal with the loner seed? like: why is it all alone?

Loner Seed said...

Get off my back.