Preheat oven to 450°.
Put oil in skillet, place in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, mix egg, milk, baking powder, sugar, salt, flour and corn meal with a whisk or fork until blended. Pour hot oil into batter (batter should bubble when oil is poured on top). Mix again, thoroughly combining oil into batter. Pour batter back into skillet.
Bake until golden brown, about 12-13 minutes.
By Zelma Hardy and featured in Cornbread Three Ways.