Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Pour in the milk, then add the egg and oil. Beat well till the pancake batter is smooth.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Lightly grease with vegetable oil. To test to see if the pan is hot enough, flick a bit of water on the pan. If it sizzles, it is ready. Ladle the pancake batter into the pan.
Cook each pancake till bubbles appear on the surface and the edges have gone slightly dry. Flip each pancake and cook for a minute or two on the reverse side, till golden brown.
Serve with fruit, maple syrup, honey or whatever takes your fancy.