Ingredients: 1 cup of flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
vegetable oil or bacon fat (not a heart healthy option but more authentic)
Put skillet on burner, heat on medium or just over medium.
Sift flour into bowl with baking soda, add salt, combine dry ingredients. Pour buttermilk over ingredients (just some. No exact amount) and let sit for a couple minutes. Do not stir.
Use a pastry brush to apply vegetable oil to skillet. If using bacon grease, cook pancakes after cooking bacon. Drain some of the excess fat into a container and add to pan as needed.
Add egg to mixture, stir with whisk (bubbles important). Add buttermilk until consistency is about like cake batter. Do not over stir.
Pour small amount of batter on skillet and flip when popping the bubbles in batter leaves an indent.
Serve warm. I like homemade jam but my daughter insists upon maple syrup.