The word salteaba is the imperfect form of saltear in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
See the full saltear conjugation

saltear

Mi madre salteaba los abulones con mantequilla.
My mother used to sautée abalones in butter.
Me salteaba algunas líneas por aquí, párrafos por allá, a veces una página entera, y por supuesto, mi pequeño conocía perfectamente el libro, así que peleábamos.
I'd be—you know, I'd be skipping lines here, paragraphs there, sometimes a whole page, and of course, my little boy knew the book inside out, so we would quarrel.
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