Julienne the okra (lengthwise) into strips, as if you were making shoestring fries.
Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer to 350 degrees. Add the okra a little add a time, making sure that the fryer is not too crowded. Turn over the okra for even cooking, and fry for approximately 1 minute, or until the okra fries are brown and crispy, but not dark.
Remove the okra and place on paper towels, to soak up the oil. Continue frying in batches until all the okra has been fried.
Remove the okra (after excess oil has been soaked up) and place in a bowl. Mix with the lime juice and salt, adding a little at a time until the taste is just right for you.
Enjoy this amazing okra fries recipe from Chai Pani Restaurant of North Carolina!