1/4 cup olive oil, bacon grease or shortening
1 1/2 to 2 cups sweet milk or buttermilk
Pour fat into cast iron skillet. Place in 425F oven to heat through. In a large bowl, mix cornmeal, egg and milk. If using buttermilk, you'll probably need the larger amount. Remove hot pan from oven and pour hot grease into cornmeal batter and mix well. Pour into hot skillet and return to oven. Bake 20-25 minutes.