My husband LOVES Halloween and we have FIVE kids, so that means LOTS of jack-o-lanterns. And LOTS of seeds. I checked out THIS POST to remind myself how to cook them. I was really dreading unloading the oven of all my cast iron. Two dutch ovens plus skillets and lids? Ugh.
Luckily for me, Step 9 of that post listed 4 different ways to cook them: bake, broil, microwave, and skillet. So, I decided to employ my toaster oven, microwave, and range.
All three competitors were soaked in salt water for two hours.
All three competitors were tossed in Sonny Salt, a seasoned salt brand we love, and olive oil.
The third batch was sauteed in the skillet, much in the same fashion that I do our popcorn.
Five out of seven Caswells participated in the taste test. Unanimously, regardless of how I rearranged the options, number three won. Sauteed in oil until crisp. “This one tastes like popcorn!” “This is the one making the house smell so good!”