Pan-Roasted Corn and Okra I made it with frozen baby corn, even the girls ate a little okra (under protest). The okra is sweet and not gummy (doesn't cook long enough to get gummy).
Pan-Roasted Corn and Okra "This is an easy way to bring height-of-summer cookout mojo to our favorite vegetables without fussing with a charcoal or gas grill," The Lees say. Cooking the corn and okra on the stove in a heavy skillet gives them a superb char. From: foodandwine.com
Have had great success over the years cooking faux "fried okra" by cooking whole okra over extremely high heat in a cast iron skillet with just a tiny bit of oil..., and then adding salt and pepper to finish. Want to try this technique..., and then just add this spice blend at the end. Skillet-Roasted Spiced Okra, Recipe from Cooking.com