Roasted Okra: fresh okra, olive oil, salt & pepper, red pepper flakes [optional]. Preheat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toss or spray okra with oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chile flakes, if using. Roast ~20 minutes (shaking pan after ten minutes to turn pods) or until okra is sizzling and covered in crispy brown -- not black-- spots. Serve immediately.