A recipe everybody should know.
Set oven to 400 degrees.
Put 1/4 cup vegetable shortening in the skillet and put it in the oven while it preheats.
Beat 2 large eggs, mix into 1-1/3 cups whole milk or buttermilk.
Mix the eggs and milk in with 2 cups self-rising cornmeal.
When the shortening is melted, take the skillet out of the oven, pour the shortening into the batter, mix it well, then pour it all back into the skillet.
Put the skillet back in the oven for 20 minutes.
Remove, and pour 1/4 cup of melted butter over the top.
Return it to the oven for another 5 minutes.
Remove, then gobble that stuff up!!