Sunflower Seeds

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Sunflower Seeds

Post: # 2877Post shiney
Wed May 11, 2005 2:47 pm

This is an easy one to do.

Heat up a dry frying pan and put the sunflower seeds to toast in them. Don't burn them, keep moving them about.

Then take off the heat and splash in a bit of soy sauce, roll the sunflower seeds in it. Empty the seeds into a serving dish.

Leave to cool and then munch away. My kids love them. Never any left by the end of the day! 8)
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Post: # 2878Post Andy Hamilton
Wed May 11, 2005 3:46 pm

ah good one, I sometimes do the same with mung beans (after soaking them overnight). Sunflower seeds never seem to last more than five mins, the bag sits next to my computer and I munch away.
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Post: # 2884Post shiney
Wed May 11, 2005 4:25 pm

These are especially nice with a beer. :drunken: (obviously the kids don't have them with one!)
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Post: # 2891Post Wombat
Wed May 11, 2005 9:31 pm

Shiney, When you say "sunflower seeds" do you meant the entire seed or just the kernel?

Thanks :mrgreen:

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Post: # 2894Post shiney
Thu May 12, 2005 8:31 am

Unless you have chipmonk tendencies, (which I doubt) shelled ones are what I use. I can never be bothered to crack open all the shells!

Unless you know a way of doing them quickly. 8)
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Post: # 2901Post Wombat
Thu May 12, 2005 9:38 pm

Fair enough, that is what I suspected, but it it always good to check. No I don't know a way of doing it quickly unless running them through a grain grinder set very wide to crack them works, but I haven't tried it! :mrgreen:

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Post: # 2902Post Muddypause
Thu May 12, 2005 11:29 pm

How do they de-husk them commecially?

In fact, come to that, how do they get walnuts and brazil nuts and the like out of their shells in one piece?
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Post: # 2907Post Andy Hamilton
Fri May 13, 2005 12:11 pm

good old google http://www.answers.google.com/answers/t ... ?id=279704 thats who they do it commercially.

the age old method is the chew and spit method and it does exactly what it says on the tin.
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Post: # 2911Post shiney
Fri May 13, 2005 1:36 pm

Thanks for that info Andy.

I do prefer them shelled. Basically, cos I am a greedy little thing and enjoy munching handfuls of them.

In Spain you often find loads of sunflower seed shells on the ground, in many plazas or meeting places. The kids there eat Pipas (sunflower seeds) which come in packets with the shells on.
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Post: # 2923Post Muddypause
Fri May 13, 2005 6:41 pm

Well found, Andy
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Post: # 2928Post Andy Hamilton
Fri May 13, 2005 11:08 pm

Muddypause wrote:Well found, Andy
Actually it was a post on our really old bravenet forum so just a matter of having a pretty good memory when it comes to what is posted.
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