Wash the okra under running water, then dry throughly.
Remove the top and bottom stems from the okra, then cut them into half-inch pieces.
Add the okra pieces to a large bowl, and drizzle with the oil. Add salt and garlic powder, then stir.
Arrange the okra in a single layer on 2 parchment lined baking trays, and bake for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Check for doneness. If the pieces are still soggy, put them back for an additional 5-10 minutes. Be sure to move the pieces around frequently so the okra browns on all sides.
The okra will be a dark green/brown colour, and will smell a bit nutty when it's cooked through. The edges should be a bit crisp and the middle should be tender.
The longer you leave the okra in the oven, the smaller and darker they will get so be careful not to overcook them.
This dish it best when eaten hot, so make it at the last minute. Leftovers will not keep well.
Please note that the nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate, and has been calculated using a plugin.
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