I grew up eating pumpkin seeds, but they never did turn out as tasty as I imagined they would. You scoop them out of the jack-o-lantern and throw them in the oven. It's really fun to do, but you bite into them and they're really fibrous.
However, these are not your typical jack-o-lantern pumpkin seeds. Pepitas are flat, green seeds that come from pumpkins grown specifically for the seeds.
You'll notice that this recipe does not use olive oil or butter in the pan. Just like mushrooms, these seeds don't stick and still develop a great flavor, even without the fat.