3 cups thinly sliced fresh okra
1 egg
2-3 tablespoons buttermilk
1/2 cup cornmeal mix
1 tsp. salt or to taste

In a medium bowl, beat egg and 2 tablespoons butter milk together. Add sliced okra, salt and cornmeal mix; combine well. The batter should be very stiff but not crumbly. If necessary add another tablespoon of buttermilk to achieve a stiff batter that binds well to the okra.

Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add okra by small spoons full. Don't overcrowd the skillet. Let brown well on first side before turning and browning other side. Some bits may break off from the patties, but that's the cook's share. They may not look fancy, but you'll enjoy them whatever the finished product looks like.  ;o)

Repeat with remaining okra, draining on paper towels or wire rack. Yields approximately 12-16 patties.

I have never tried this with sliced frozen okra, but it might work well if thawed and proceed with recipe from there.