our favorite okra recipe

Standard

2 pints fresh okra

3-4 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder or chili powder or whatever you can find in your kitchen (use more if your name is Julia)

1 head of hardneck garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 450F.

Wash okra if necessary, or if not organic.  Slice tops off okra and discard.  Slice okra in half lengthwise.   Mix all ingredients except okra in a bowl, then toss with the halved okra.  Spread everything in a baking pan, preferably big enough that the okra fits in a single layer.  Bake ten minutes, then stir.  Bake another five minutes or so, until lightly browned.  Serve immediately and devour.

Alan says “These okra are a revelation!”  (He’s never had non-slimy okra before.)