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Crispy Skate with Fried Capers

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

This crispy skate with fried capers requires the freshest shake you can find. Pair this seafood entree with rice or potatoes and a side of roasted vegetables.

Crispy Skate with Fried Capers

  cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 ¼ cup Colavita Capers, patted dry
 ½ cup flour
 1 ½ cups boneless skate wing, about 8 pieces
 ¾ tsp kosher salt
 ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges and seeded

Line a plate with paper towels. Heat the olive oil in a 12-inch nonstick pan over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Add the capers and cook until crisp, golden, and popped open, about 1½ minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the capers to the plate lined with paper towels.


Put the flour in a shallow baking or pie pan. Season the skate all over with the salt and pepper. Dredge the skate on both sides in the flour. Reheat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook the skate in 2 batches until the edges are just cooked, about 1½ minutes. Flip the skate and cook until just cooked through, about 1½ minutes more. Repeat with the remaining skate.


Serve sprinkled with the fried capers and the lemon wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4