What To Do With Your Jack-O-Lantern's Guts
After you've gutted your pumpkin to make a Halloween jack-o-lantern (such as my McDreamy masterpiece), what to do with all the goop you've scooped out? Easy -- wash the seeds and roast them with some spices. This recipe doesn't require a rocket scientist's intellect (or even, say, a Harvard Law student's). To be honest, it's pretty hard to mess up. Just coat your cleaned-up pumpkin seeds with some oil, toss in salt and whatever spices you like (my suggestion follows), and roast. Enjoy as a salty complement to all those sugary candies and sweets you've indulged in today.
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds (borrowed from my new How to Cook Everything cookbook)
- Fresh pumpkin seeds, washed and patted dry with paper towels
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or less if you're a wimp like me)
- 1/4 tsp cumin