Spiced Up Pumpkin Seeds

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Spiced Up Pumpkin Seeds

Spiced Up Pumpkin Seeds

Pepitas

Recipe Yield

1 1/2 cups of pepitas

Cooking time

5 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup hulled raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon corn, safflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground chile piquín or ground Mexican chile, more or less to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt more or less to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar more or less to taste

To Prepare

  • Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Once it is hot but not smoking add the pumpkin seeds. Saute, stirring often, for about 4 to 5 minutes, they will have begun making popping sounds and some of them will begin gaining a nice tanned brown color.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl with a slotted spoon, leaving the remains of the oil behind in the pan. Sprinkle with the ground chile, salt and sugar and toss to coat. As they cool down, they will dry up and become crunchier. Eat or store covered with a lid. They will keep for about a week, if you don't finish them before then.

Comments

20comments inSpiced Up Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Irma Ruelas

    Jun 03

    Thank you so easy enjoy all your recipes

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 12

      Thanks so much Irma, yay!

  2. Maria Naveda

    Jun 02

    I have eating pumpkin seeds for a very long time, since I was in the 6th grade in elementary school. I introduced to them by a schoolmate who ate them all the time. I live them, they are a great snack, I plan on trying this recipe, thanks Patio for your encouragement to try new foods.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 05

      So glad you like pumpkin seeds Maria, I love them as well!

  3. Maria Mejia

    May 30

    These are excellent, Pati! Pepitas are so easy to make and they spice up any grab-and-go meal. Perfect to add to any soup heated in a microwave at work or to a salad out of the fridge. They mix with most salad dressings and can be used in rice dishes. Try a tablespoon of coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. I like to season them with the “Everything but the Elote” seasoning blend and a couple of single-serve packets of Sugar in the Raw. A peanut butter jar size of pepitas lasts about a week for 2 people.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 10

      Thanks for sharing these great suggestions Maria, saludos!

  4. NORMA CRUZ

    May 29

    Hello Pati,
    This recipe sounds great, thanks. Keep those great recipes coming! Take care & safe travels🤗

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 06

      Thanks so much Norma!

  5. Pat C - Montrose, CO

    May 29

    Can’t wait to try this out!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 06

      Hope you liked them Pat 😉

  6. Nicholas De LosAngeles

    May 28

    OutFreakingStanding!👏 👏

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 12

      Hahaha, so glad you liked the pepitas Nicholas! 🙂

  7. frances surby

    May 28

    OMG these are absolute delicious i loved them so much i am sending some to my daughter in mn who loves pepitas and she also loves pati we both watch your show together on the week end and go back and forth on the phone about what you are cooking for the day you are the best Mexican cook on tv now to start with your cook books

    thanks Pati for you love of your culture and the way you draw others into this circle of some of the worlds most amazing food and traditions xo xo xo

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 12

      Thanks to your for so much kindness Frances. Un abrazo to you and to your daughter 😉

  8. Mindy Scott

    May 28

    Absolutely delicious ! ❤️

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 10

      Yay! Glad you like them 😉

  9. John Dobbins

    May 28

    YUMMMM! I Love these Pepitas! Great Recipe Pati! 🥰🤗🙏

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 07

      Gracias John, so glad you enjoyed them!

  10. gg

    May 28

    Hi Pati! Thanks for this pepitas recipe and the granola also. I have several chile piquin bushes in my yard and grind my own powder….muy caliente 🙂
    I hope you make you way back to Austin again. I missed you when you came to Central Market several years ago.
    Love you and your show.
    ps Your boys have sure grown up into nice young men.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 10

      Thanks so much for your kindness GG, hope to make it back to Austin soon 🙂

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