2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 500 F. Lightly oil a shallow roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet. Place the beans in pan, drizzle with the olive oil, then toss to coat beans with oil. Spread beans out in a shallow, uncrowded layer in pan.

Roast in preheated oven for about 15 minutes, until beans are well browned, shaking pan occasionally for even cooking. Remove from oven and sprinkle beans with the salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.