After cleaning out three pumpkins for carving yesterday, I was left with a big bowl of seeds. Pumpkin seeds are great for your health, one benefit is that they help to lower blood pressure (don't recall where i read this, but I can use all the help I can get in this area). I love this recipe from Martha Stewart for 'Spicy Pumpkin Seeds'. Be sure to use peanut oil. I have tried canola oil and it just doesn't work.
I had enough to make four batches. I didn't double the batches as I didn't want to muck around with too much hot oil in the pan at once. The smaller batches cook up very quickly, only 45 -60 seconds. To make the four batches only took fifteen minutes or so. Now we have this huge bowl of sweet and spicy seeds which I suspect will last a few days.
PS, you don't need to wash the seeds before cooking just remove the largest of the stringy stuff.