Sift together flour, cornmeal, salt, and soda. Add the beaten egg and buttermilk
until it's the right consistency to hold its shape when rolled
into a ball. Mix in onion, then roll into balls about 1 to 2 inches
across and drop in deep hot fat. Fry until they're brown and crispy.
Let them drain a bit on some paper and serve hot.
Recipe adapted from The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery
About 8 servings
Calories per serving: 144
Fat per serving: 1.7g
Note: calorie and fat count do not include oil - some will be absorbed when frying.