Fried Okra Salad
A thick buttermilk and cornmeal batter coats the okra bites well, making for crunchy vegetable "croutons" once fried.
Because hot chile peppers, such as jalapeños, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.