Preheat oven to 425, then turn down to 400
Pour 2 tablespoons oil in a cast iron skillet (a pan will work, it just won't be as crunchy)
Place the skillet in oven to preheat oil.
1 1/2 cups self rising yellow cornmeal (Sunflower brand if possible)
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (you may need a little more, if the batter isn't runny enough)
Beat thoroughly, don't just stir it up Should be semi liquid consistency.
Add a beaten egg. Beat until combined well.
Remove skillet from oven and sprinkle a little cornmeal in the bottom of it.
Pour batter in pan and bake for 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
Remove and turn out on a plate or platter.