1. Mix the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar and cut in the butter until crumbly.
2. Add the egg and just enough milk to reach a thick consistency. DO NOT OVERMIX. Mix should be somewhat lumpy.
3. Drop by ladles full onto a preheated skillet that's been lightly oiled, over medium-high heat, and cook 2 minutes, turning, then 2 to 3 more minutes or until nicely golden brown on both sides.