I first started using okra in recipes, such as soups and stews. Then one day I received a batch of okra from a friend at school and decided to try something with it. I love roasted veggies - brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, potatoes.. YUM. So I decided why not try roasting okra too? Yes.. I know I didn't invent this, but I did do it on my own. :)
|First I topped the okra. (this isn't necessary - just my preference)|
|I then added a little olive oil, salt and pepper. (Garlic powder sometimes too)|
|Place the okra on a baking sheet. Spread out to prevent crowding.|
|Bake in a preheated oven (425) for 20-25 minutes.|
The outside is slightly crispy while the inside is soft and it is absolutely wonderful. Just ask my 8 year old daughter, Natalie! It's one of her favorites too. I think next time I will cut it into pieces and try to see....