Best Fried Okra?
I don't like Johnny Reb's okra. It tastes frozen to me. And, this being Southern California, they serve it with ranch dressing, which, as a Southerner, I find funny.
I grew up eating homemade. When I really want it, nothing else will do. I do egg wash and cornmeal, and fry in peanut oil. A little Tabasco drizzle and a beer round it out nicely.
Fried okra with a spicy Cajun remoulade is mentioned on the menu at "South" in Santa Monica. Never been there, no idea if it's good, but it IS on the menu!
Best place I ever had fried okra was actually in Manhattan (not Beach), at a Southern place that did it with a side of really spicy, fatty pork gravy.