Sunflower Seeds

I am now in the process of harvesting and roasting our sunflower seeds.

I saved a couple of heads to decorate with in the picture above. It seems a bit odd that sunflowers would look so bountiful after the heads have died back and you cut them from the stalk, but they do.

Roasting Sunflower Seeds

Soak seeds overnight in a brine of 2 tablespoons of salt to 1 cup of water.

Before roasting, boil the seeds in the brine for a few minutes and drain.

Spread seeds thinly on a cookie sheet and roast in 200 degrees for about 3 hours, or until crisp.

They then should be easy to shell.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Caffienated Cowgirl
    Oct 04, 2007 @ 03:20:15

    Freshly roasted sunflower seeds – oh so yummy!


  2. Katiez
    Oct 04, 2007 @ 03:35:45

    On our bike ride last week we went past fields and fields of black sunflower heads. If I had known they were this easy to toast….. I do love sunflower seeds….


  3. sue
    Oct 04, 2007 @ 10:29:10

    cowgirl and katie thanks for stopping by. yes the seeds are good and so easy.


  4. bluezebra
    Oct 07, 2007 @ 19:27:11

    Looks fabulous Sue!



  5. BobbyRamesh Hi
    Nov 07, 2007 @ 10:48:33

    Bobby Ramesh


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