Total Time
35 Mins
Makes 17 (3 1/2-inch) cakes

Stir finely chopped fresh cilantro into softened butter, and serve alongside a bread basket of these treats.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Sauté okra in hot drippings 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Step 3

Whisk together cornmeal mix and next 5 ingredients just until moistened; stir in okra and bacon.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

PMartin65's Review

June 26, 2012
I love these things! I always saute chopped onions with the okra, and I add cayenne pepper to the batter. I can make a meal of these and sliced, fresh tomatoes! If you love okra and cornbread, you must try these!

LeesaB8's Review

June 30, 2011
This recipe is fabulous and easy. When used with the Arkansas sandwich recipe, it is so fresh tasting! The ultimate taste of summer! ( I do omit the bacon)