I was feeling very earth-hippy-gardeny in my (very unflattering but awesome) hippy-dippy long flowy cotton dress, so I gathered my harvest in the skirt of the dress ala little house on the prarie. Thus, my first challenge once I got inside was to pick off all the schnauzer hair that stuck to the okra from the fabric of the dress. (me and my "non-shedding" schnauzers...Oy-Vey!)
But I got through that challenge, washed the okra, chopped the okra, learned that I need to cut it from the bush earlier so it doesn't get so tough. Luckily it's spineless, whatever that means, so I didn't have to deal with that. And glory be! I actually had cornmeal in the pantry! Who knew! And look at that! CRISCO! Why do I even have that? Oh well, it's like the pantry fairy was with me when I read those instructions on the interwebs last night and made sure I had the ingredients.
And then I paused.....how does one actually make the cornmeal stick to the okra? Milk? No - that's for chicken in flour I think. I could go look it up on the computer, but that would involve walking ALL THE WAY from the kitchen to my office (about 30 feet). So, I just rewet the okra with water, put the cornmeal on it, and stirred it up.