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sauté

noun sau·té \ sȯ-ˈtā , sō- \
variants: or less commonly saute
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of sauté

: a food that is fried in a small amount of fat : a sautéed dish
  • In this simple saute, high-quality ingredients make a difference …
  • —Elaine Johnson
  • Starters such as creamed corn risotto with shrimp sauté
  • —Bruce Feiler

sauté

adjective

Origin and Etymology of sauté

French, from past participle of sauter to jump, from Old French, from Latin saltare — more at saltation


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sauté

verb
variants: or less commonly saute

Definition of sauté

sautéed also sauteed; sautéing also sauteing
transitive verb
: to fry (food, such as small pieces of meat or vegetables) in a small amount of fat
  • Sauté the mushrooms in 3 tablespoons of the butter until they are golden.
  • —Nika Hazleton

Examples of sauté in a Sentence

  1. Sauté the onion and garlic.

  2. peppers sautéed in olive oil

Recent Examples of sauté from the Web

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First Known Use of sauté

1834


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sauté

adjective
variants: or less commonly saute

Definition of sauté

1 : fried in a small amount of fat
  • roast beef with sauté potatoes
2 : used in sautéing
  • a sauté pan
  • improve your sauté technique

First Known Use of sauté

1815


SAUTÉ Defined for English Language Learners

sauté

noun

Definition of sauté for English Language Learners

  • : a food that is fried in a small amount of fat


sauté

verb

Definition of sauté for English Language Learners

  • : to fry (food) in a small amount of fat


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