My mom used to take that itchy stuff, and make the best fried okra.
A little corn meal, little flour, salt and pepper, and fry it in canola oil in an iron skillet. I have my mother's iron skillet. I was gifted with garden fresh okra a couple of weekends ago. So...what else was I supposed to do?
I heated up the skillet with the oil until the oil smoked just barely.
The okra was already cut (nice!), so I added it in batches
with flour, corn meal, salt & pepper.
I used a zip baggy so that I could mix it well.
Fry until golden (or darker) brown, stirring occasionally.
Okra with rice, sliced tomatoes, London Broil, and broccoli.
It was yummy!
And, a lot like my Mom's.