Wednesday, May 29, 2013


DSC03957 You know all my adventures in the kitchen aren't always good ones, there are disasters too.

Take the other day. My brother cut open a kabocha (pumpkin) and scooped out the seeds.

I then washed and cleaned the seeds from all the fibers and set it out to dry a little.

Then I drizzled some oil and sprinkled some salt.

Thinking I could roast these, I put them into a 425F(200C)...well, about 10 minutes into the roasting, we could hear this "pop" "pop" sound...

I looked and the seeds were popping like popcorn.

I guess the heat was too high, the seeds themselves weren't too plump either.

Definitely made for slim pickings when you actually got the shells off...sigh


Rowena... said...

Never heard of pumpkin seeds popping so I guess there's always a first for everything. Who would've thought?!

l2ee2l said...

My mother-in-law usually roasts the pumpkin seeds without oil. That might have been the cause of the popping along with high temperature. Not sure what temperature she uses, I think its lower though.

K and S said...

it would happen in MY kitchen, Rowena :)

yeah, l2ee2l, I heard afterwards that it should've been a lower temp :p

Take care you two.

K said...

Oh no, I'm sorry these didn't turn out well!

K and S said...

it was actually quite funny seeing them pop, K!

Take care.