about 1/2 pound of small, whole okra per person
salt to taste
pepper to taste
olive oil spray, if needed to prevent sticking
First, start with the smallest okra you can find. Larger okra tends to be woody, which wouldn’t work in this recipe.
Preheat the oven to 450 F. Spray a shallow baking dish with olive oil, if necessary, add okra, and season to taste. Give the okra one quick (1/2 second) spray with olive oil and put them into the oven. Bake, stirring every 5 minutes, until okra is browned on all sides, about 15 minutes. Serve hot out of the oven.