Combine okra and water to cover in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Drain well.
Sprinkle okra with salt and pepper. Roll each piece in breadcrumbs. Dip in egg; roll in breadcrumbs.
Deep fry okra in hot oil (375°) until golden brown. Drain well on paper towels.
Serving Suggestions: Batter- Fried Okra may be served with Dill Sauce, Horseradish Sauce, or Mustard Dip Sauce.