1 - Preheat the oven to 200f (90C), with a heatproof platter ready to keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven;
2 - In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside;
3 - In a medium bowl whisk together milk, butter ( or vegetable oil), and egg;
4 - Pour the dry ingredients to the milk mixture, and stir ( do not overmix);
5 - Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, and coat generously with vegetable oil;
6 - For each pancake, spoon 2 or 3 tablespoons os batter onto skillet. Cook until the surface of pancakes have some bubbles, about 1 minute. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until brown on the underside, 1 or 2 minutes more.