Heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a wide shallow pot until it’s smoking. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, jalapeno and garlic and saute until soft, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook for another couple minutes. In a separate pan, heat . cup oil until smoking. Add okra and let it get nice and brown, about 5 minutes. Add okra to the vegetable mixture and cook for about 10 minutes. Cooking the okra separately over high heat prevents it from getting slimy. Add creole seasoning, green onions and parsley. Check seasoning and serve with steamed white rice.