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Savory Sauteed Pumpkin Slices

Save the Jack-o-lantern pumpkins for carving with the family. This recipe uses a French baking pumpkin.

Savory Pumpkin Slices

Photo: Bernard Gordillo/WFIU

Try this dish to experiment with savory uses for pumpkin. It is garnished with toasted green pumpkin seeds.

The French baking pumpkin we’re using in our recipe today is muted green in color, almost white. Like all pumpkins that are good for cooking, this pumpkin is very heavy for its size.

Savory Sautéed Pumpkin Slices

Ingredients

  • 1 two-pound pumpkin, good meaty French variety
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder
  • 2 teaspoons raw sugar
  • sea salt
  • 5 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 lemons
  • toasted pumpkin seeds

Cooking Directions

  1. Peel and seed pumpkin. Cut into 1/3-inch slices. Toss in olive oil. Toss spices, sugar and salt in another bowl and pour over pumpkin slices.
  2. Sauté in a nonstick pan until caramelized. Turn and color other side lightly. Remove from pan and season with lemon juice. Sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds.

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