Mix together corn meal, flour, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Slicing okra for cooking, and make sure to discard the stem ends and the tips. They're too tough for frying.
While you're slicing the okra, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. You'll know it's ready when a drop of water added to the oil will sizzle.
In a small bowl, drop your sliced okra into the buttermilk (this give your coating something to stick to), and then into your corn meal / flour mixture.
Add okra to skillet once well coated and allow to to brown on one side, about 3 minutes, before stirring.
Once both sides of okra have browned, about 3 more minutes, reduce heat and cook until fork tender (about 10 minutes).