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Cut off and discard ends from okra and into 1/2 inch thick slices. Stir into buttermilk; cover and chill for 45 minutes.
Combine cornmeal, flour, and salt in a bowl.
Remove okra from bowl with slotted spoon, and discard buttermilk. Dredge okra, in batches, in the cornmeal mixture.
Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a cast iron skillet and heat to 375 degrees. Fry okra in batches 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel.