Wednesday, May 29, 2013

disaster

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

5 comments:

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.
Kat

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.
Kat