Most people are put off by skate as it is normally served on the bone. Although many fish benefit - from being cooked on the bone, skate bones are soft and easily swallowed. Ask your fishmonger to skin and fillet your skate - this may surprise him, as it is not normal practice.
Fold the skate fillets to give a uniform shape, season and lightly flour them. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan and fry the fillets on the flat side until they are golden. Then add