It's okra time in the desert and boy am I ready! I must admit that okra used to be on my list of veggies I tolerated but never really enjoyed. I just couldn't get over the "slime" factor. Fried okra is good, but I really try not to eat deep-fried vegetables. Last year about this time, I was getting tons and tons of okra in my CSA basket and didn't know what to do with it. Then I found this method. Hallelujah! **light rays from the sky, angels singing, doves flying**
Roasting is really my go-to thing to do with veggies when I don't know what to do with them. Roasted okra is now one of my favorite treats. Roasting takes the slime out of the okra and makes it taste fantastic. It's super-easy, and a batch rarely makes it more than a few hours in my house.
All you have to do is rinse and cut the okra, place on a cookie sheet with some olive oil and salt and roast. Here's a picture of these green gems before I put them in the oven, aren't they pretty?!
When they are done, they're as addicting to eat as a bowl of popcorn, so be generous with your servings!
2 lbs fresh okra (or whatever quantity you have)
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
Salt, pepper and other spices to your liking.
Preheat oven to 375. Rinse the okra. Cut into 1/2"-1" slices and spread on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Spray or drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle on salt and spices and stir. Roast for 15 minutes, stir and roast for another 5-8 minutes depending on how "roasted" you like them. Enjoy!!
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