Stir finely chopped fresh cilantro into softened butter, and serve alongside a bread basket of these treats.
1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Finely chop bacon.
2. Sauté okra in hot drippings 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
3. Whisk together cornmeal mix and next 5 ingredients just until moistened; stir in okra and bacon.
4. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each griddle cake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or large nonstick skillet. Cook cakes 2 to 3 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked; turn and cook other side 1 to 2 minutes or until done.