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Punkin' Seeds

post #1 of 6
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Anyone have a method for smoking pumpkin seeds?
Just got done with the jack o' lanterns. Was about to toast them in the oven and my brain went <ding!>
post #2 of 6
Normally, I soak the seeds in salt water, drain and then put them in a 200-250* oven until they are dry. I start them at 250* to give them a good start at drying out and then turn the temp down 25* after 35-40 minutes. I start checking them (taste testing) after they have been in for an hour. They are usually done within an hour to an hour and a half. You should be able to get the same results by putting the seeds in a 230-250* smoker. I would forgo the salt water soak and just put them into the smoker on a cookie sheet or lay a piece of cheese cloth on a rack and place the seeds on the cloth. With the cheese cloth you would get better smoke circulation.
post #3 of 6
Smok'm in a little melted butter poured over the top. So da*m good.
post #4 of 6
Never smoked 'em. But almost always do them in the oven. Soak them in salt water for about 30 minutes, dry them off best you can with a kitchen towel, spread them in an even layer on a cookie sheet, lightly dust them with table salt and sometimes a little granulated garlic and off to a 225* oven til they start to brown just a little.

But I don't see any reason you couldn't do the same thing in a smoker.

Let us know how it goes. And be sure to include some pictures.
post #5 of 6
The butter is good. Can clarify it for a longer "life" if needed.

Also just a package of powdered ranch mix works well too!
post #6 of 6
Dutch, I'm going to try smoking them in the cheese cloth you mentioned. I probably will sprinkle a little hickory smoked sea salt on them. Thanks for the good tip on the cheese cloth.
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