I love fried okra, pickled okra, boiled okra, chocolate covered okra.....just kidding about the chocolate.
I only use fresh stone ground cornmeal from the Mennonites. That gives the okra a popcorn-y taste when fried.
Here is a recipe you might enjoy.
3 cups sliced okra
2 cups sliced yellow squash
1 cup diced fresh tomatos
1 lb Wamplers pork sausage (you can use whatever brand you like)
1/2 lb sharp cheddar cheese
9 inch iron skillet and cover
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
Fry the sausage to where some of it is still pink. Chop it up in the pan and spread evenly over bottom. Add all vegetables then spoon soup over the top.
Put in 350* oven for 25 minutes and then take out and add cheese. Put back in oven for 10 more minutes and then it is ready.
This sounds like a really weird combination.... But D*&N! It's good!!!!