In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Gradually stir in the buttermilk, blending well. Stir in the melted butter.
Beat egg yolks and mix into the batter until blended.
Beat egg whites until stiff; using a folding motion, mix the beaten whites into the batter.
Rub a skillet or frying pan with shortening or butter. Place over medium heat and pour batter onto the pan in small rounds. Cook until surface bubbles and bottoms are browned. Turn and brown the other side.
Serve with butter and syrup.
Calories per serving: 250