Combine cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl, stirring well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or skillet. Cook until golden brown, turning once. Serve hot.
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