In a query wondering what to do with the oil after you fry the okra? You may indeed save it and fry chicken, potatoes, or whatever needs frying. Were I you I would fry chicken first, then potatoes etc.or what ever. Last of all fry fish or other seafood. by then you will want to change it (oil) out. As a cook you will want to know which foods have the strongest flavor and use your oil in that order. Nothing seasons veggies or a stir fry like oil left over from frying chicken. Use it sparingly and as we Southerners say, "You've got good eating" Remember to store the oil in the fridge and save the drippings from your fried chicken as a seasoning/roux and base for gravy. Put it in a jar and store in the fridge for later. Remember a good Cook never throws away flavor and that's where the flavor is, in the drippings. If you're not a good cook now you will be, practice makes perfect. A good cook uses all five senses. And remember recipes are guides, feel free to add and omit, tailor things to your taste, that's how recipes are born. Personally I use olive oil for everything. Throw away your fear and get cooking. Soon you will be able to open your refrigerator and make a great meal out of what's in it, that is if you have at least an egg or a few staples (smile). Happy eating!
P.S. You can use frozen okra. But fresh is always better. Try this for your next cooking experience, aged prime ribs, creamed corn and sauteed spinach.
That my friend is the easist meal you will ever prepare. If you don't eat beef try chicken. If you're a Vegan add your favorite veggies.