Spicy Roasted Okra

1 lb fresh whole okra pods

3-4 Tbsp vegetable oil

2-4 Tbsp red pepper flakes, to taste


Preheat the oven to 350°.

In a large bowl, toss together the okra with the oil and pepper flakes.  Use enough oil to thinly coat the okra.  Pour the okra onto a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with a little salt.

Bake for 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the okra is not quite burned, but is quite dark in color and crispy on the edges.  Let cool slightly before serving.