How to fry seeds?
Sunflower seeds, popularly known under the simple and clear name "seeds" - this is a very useful product. But there is one "but", they are useful in raw form. They contain amino acids that prevent the deposition of cholesterol on the walls of blood vessels. In addition, they contain a lot of magnesium and vitamin E. But although they are useful in their raw form, we will not eat them unprepared. Therefore, it is important to know how to properly fry the seeds, so that they are tasty, and moderately roasted.
Roast seeds need to be able to! This is a true art, with many secrets and nuances. For a start, it is very important to buy good quality seeds. When you come to the store, choose medium-sized and “pot-bellied” sunflower seeds. Then, after frying, they will be sweet to the taste and oily.
How to fry seeds in a pan?
For starters, you need to thoroughly rinse in a colander under running water. Then they need to put on a well-heated, preferably cast iron pan. Moreover, note that the seeds in the pan should be a bit so that they can fry evenly. The pan can be lubricated with sunflower oil, but you can not lubricate. Here is a matter of taste of every person. Now is the time to decide on the temperature at which frying will occur. Initially, the stove must be turned on at full capacity, then the temperature will need to be reduced to medium. The total time of roasting seeds averages 5 to 15 minutes. And one more important rule - constant stirring and preferably a wooden spoon. There are two ways to determine the readiness of seeds: 1 - taste them and make sure that they have reached the desired condition; 2 - look at the color of the roasted kernel: if the seeds are ready, then the color of the kernel will be cream.
In fact, there are many ways of frying seeds in a pan, as a rule, the choice of a suitable method is carried out by trial and error. But I would like to draw your attention to one more unusual way.
So, at first everything is done as usual: the seeds are washed, laid out in a pre-heated pan and slightly roasted. Then, in the pan you need to pour about 100 ml of water (if you want the seeds to be salted, then you need to salt the water).This method will help make the seeds steamed, they swell a little, and they will be easier to click. After all the water has boiled away, and the seeds begin to crackle in the pan, they will need to be stirred more often, and the temperature must be lowered and cooked for another 15 minutes.
After the seeds have been fried and have reached the desired state, they must be poured out of the pan, and it is better to put them on a towel with which to cover them. After they cool down, they are ready to eat!
How to fry seeds in the oven?
In the oven, you can fry the seeds, both in the pan and in the pan. If you fry them in the oven, the taste will be different from those that are fried on the stove. This is due to the fact that first the seeds will be dried in the oven, and only then to roast.
First, you need to thoroughly wash the seeds. Then put on a baking sheet or frying pan is not very thick and put in the oven, preheated to 200 degrees. Remember, if you roast seeds in the oven, they must also be mixed from time to time and checked for readiness.
How to fry seeds in the microwave?
This method of cooking seeds is the most modern.There are many ways, we will focus on one of them.
First, rinse the seeds as usual. Then lightly sprinkle with sunflower oil and, if desired, sprinkle with salt. Now you need to choose a suitable fireproof dish and pour the seeds there in a uniform layer about 2–3 cm thick. Then, set the power and time. To begin, set the maximum power and choose a time of 1.5 minutes. Put the seeds and wait. After the microwave passes this cycle, the seeds need to be removed, mixed and leveled. Then select the average power and set the time - 1min and warm the seeds in this mode 2 times. In the interim, they need to be mixed.
After cooking, they need to try, if the seeds have not reached the desired condition, then you can repeat 1 cycle.
How to fry pumpkin seeds?
Roasting pumpkin seeds does not make a fundamental difference with the preparation of sunflower seeds. They also need to rinse, put in a heated frying pan with a thick bottom. You need to fry at an average temperature for 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly. After we make sure that the seeds are ready. They need to be removed from the stove, but left in the pan so that they cool.