Skate Wing with Brown Butter
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1-2 pounds skate wings, filleted and skinned
- 4 T unsalted butter
- Flour for dusting
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 T fine chopped chives, for garnish
Take the skate wings out of the fridge and salt lightly. Let stand for 15 minutes.
Heat a pan over high heat for 3 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium-high and put in 2 tablespoons butter.
Meanwhile, dredge the skate wings in flour and shake off the excess. Fry in the butter over medium heat, about 2-3 minutes per side. Be careful when turning, their odd muscle structure makes them difficult to flip without breaking.
Remove the skate wings to a warm oven and add the 2 other tablespoons of butter. Cook over medium heat until the butter is a light brown. Add the wine — it will spatter. Scrape any bits that may have stuck on the bottom and cook off the alcohol, about 2-3 minutes.
Sauce the skate wings, garnish with the chives and serve immediately. This goes well with simple rice dishes or mashed potatoes. For a wine, try a Sancerre or a Greek assyrtiko.