sauté

verb
sau·​té | \ sȯ-ˈtā How to pronounce sauté (audio) , sō- \
variants: or less commonly saute
sautéed also sauteed; sautéing also sauteing

Definition of sauté

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

sauté

noun
variants: or less commonly saute

Definition of sauté (Entry 2 of 3)

: 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
variants: or less commonly saute

Definition of sauté (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Other Words from sauté

Noun

sauté adjective

Examples of sauté in a Sentence

Verb Sauté the onion and garlic. peppers sautéed in olive oil
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Now add a can or so of garbanzo beans, saute a handful of green chillies, and some turmeric. Saloni Gajjar, NBC News, "Desi Twitter is lightheartedly roasting this 'chai latte' recipe," 29 Sep. 2020 Save precious counter and storage space with this multitasking small pressure cooker that will saute, steam, warm, slow cook and more. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "Shop Labor Day deals at Macy’s for the kitchen, bedroom, bath and closet," 5 Sep. 2020 After harvesting the slightly bitter greens, saute them in olive oil and chili pepper flakes to top off a homemade pizza. David Syrek, chicagotribune.com, "Don’t give up on the outdoor season just yet. Here are 8 great ways to make summer last a while longer.," 26 Sep. 2020 Add the potatoes; increase the heat to high and continue to saute until the potatoes are crispy. SFChronicle.com, "Recipes for summer’s bounty: Salads & sides," 17 Sep. 2020 Save precious counter and storage space with this multitasking small pressure cooker that will saute, steam, warm, slow cook and more. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "Shop Labor Day deals at Macy’s for the kitchen, bedroom, bath and closet," 5 Sep. 2020 Save precious counter and storage space with this multitasking small pressure cooker that will saute, steam, warm, slow cook and more. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "Shop Labor Day deals at Macy’s for the kitchen, bedroom, bath and closet," 5 Sep. 2020 In an 8-quart stockpot over medium heat, saute the onions and garlic with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the butter and red pepper flakes for 10 minutes, until the onions start to brown. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Ina Garten’s Roasted Tomato Basil Soup," 2 Sep. 2020 Save precious counter and storage space with this multitasking small pressure cooker that will saute, steam, warm, slow cook and more. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "Shop Labor Day deals at Macy’s for the kitchen, bedroom, bath and closet," 2 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of sauté

Verb

1834, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1813, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for sauté

Noun

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

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The first known use of sauté was in 1813

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Last Updated

13 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Sauté.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saut%C3%A9. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for sauté

sauté

verb
How to pronounce sauté (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sauté

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

sauté

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sauté (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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