Official 2011 Pumpkin Seed Thread
I love me some pumpkin seeds (read: addicted) but I"m not a fan of the over salted (Davids) or burnt (Gerbs) brands. Let's talk about your favorite ways to prepare nature's crack and where to get good deals on the street.
I'm a fan of the simple slow and low bake with a touch of vegetable oil and salt. I also like to pan-roast them after letting them dry out for 24hrs. This year I want to experiment with smoking them (over wood chips, not in a pipe).
I use the shelled ones.
I take about two cups of seeds, and in a steel mixing bowl, I add about a tablespoon of olive oil, and something spicy, like Tabasco or Frank's. Lately I've used a teaspoon or so of adobo sauce from a can of chipotles. Mix it all up well.
Place them in a cast iron skillet in a 350' oven about ten minutes. Give 'em a good shake and another 5 to 7 minutes in the oven.
Take 'em out and salt to taste.
You're right, they are the crack of the snack world.