Mix salt and baking soda thoroughly with meal.
Mix egg well with buttermilk.
Combine both mixtures and beat until smooth.
Drop by tablespoons of batter onto a hot greased griddle.
Bake until underside is brown (lift edge gently and peek).
Then turn, but only once.
Never pat or flatten the cakes with a turner.
Stir batter well before dipping out each batch.