Got some cute lil' okra from my local (VERY local - about half a mile down the road) farm stand, and I want to fry it with a cornmeal coating, but I'm not quite sure how to proceed. Leave it whole or slice it? Flour it first? Egg, then cornmeal? Any seasonings? Fry it in vegetable oil, or can I use some of that bacon grease I saved? Calling all southern cooks!