Over medium high heat, using a deep dutch oven or heavy saucepan (I use my wok) add enough cooking oil to come about 2-3" up on sides of pan. It needs to be deep enough to cover the okra pods.
When oil is shimmering, drop okra pods one at time into the oil.
Do not crowd the pan, you will probably have to cook 3-4 at a time to allow plenty of room.
Turn once in oil, and when pods are golden brown all over, remove from oil and set on paper towel to drain.
Note: This usually only takes a few minutes so you can't leave unattended