Rinse the seeds in 50/50 water and 3% hydrogen peroxide, then rinse with plain water.
Plant them 1" deep in the same type of media you're going to be growing in, individual pots/cups are recommended. Water thoroughly and keep moist until the seeds sprout, keep misted with water if the seed hulls don't come off right away. If the hull is moist, eventually the seedling will shrug it off. Once a seed sprouts to a seedling, cease all watering until the media reaches a barely moist state. Not dry.
As far as I'm concerned, the paper towel method is for determining the strike rate for a batch of seeds.
100 seeds in a moist paper towel. 89 sprout, it's an 89% strike rate. Just because someone once said "Hey, are you going to throw those away now? I can grow them!", doesn't mean it's a healthy way to sprout seeds.
Ask a horticulturist about moist paper towels for sprouting, then pulling seed and first root (with tiny hairs embedded in the towel) off to plant into some kind of media or other. They'll most likely laugh.
Either way, good luck.
Practicing with bag seed can save you a lot of cash, should you happen to have any around for it. SaveSave