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aunt jemima's buttermilk cornmeal
Slice okra and soak in buttermilk.
Mix cornmeal, salt and pepper together in a bowl with plastic top or a large ziploc bag.
Drain off as much of the buttermilk as you can. NOTE: it will still be thick.
Heat oil in iron skillet. I heat up to a medium high. NOTE: I use a 10-inch (seasoned) iron skillet, however, I would think you could use a deep fryer as well.
Add okra, several at a time to cornmeal to coat. You can put cornmeal mixture in plastic bag or a covered bowl and shake the okra.
Fry in hot oil until golden brown, being careful to not over crowd the skillet.
Remove from skillet, drain excess oil on paper towels.