sauté

verb
sau·​té | \sȯ-ˈtā, 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

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Remove to a cutting board to rest while sauteing the garlic, onion and mushrooms. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "Garlic steak will make Dad’s day," 11 June 2018 The wealth of vegetables here make all the difference for flavor and nutrition, with a bounty of meaty mushrooms sliced and sauteed with onion until they are nicely browned, and a heap of fresh spinach, cooked until just wilted. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Here's a grilled corn recipe that's healthy and hands-off," 22 May 2018 The wealth of vegetables here make all the difference for flavor and nutrition, with a bounty of meaty mushrooms sliced and sauteed with onion until they are nicely browned, and a heap of fresh spinach, cooked until just wilted. Ellie Krieger, charlotteobserver, "See how 3 tweaks can transform a quesadilla | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018 Turn heat to medium and continue to saute the steak for 3 minutes for a 3/4-inch thick steak. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "Garlic steak will make Dad’s day," 11 June 2018 The restaurant’s standout items are traditional Bolivian dishes, like the pique a la macho, an entree of steak strips sauteed with red onion, peppers and spices. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "La Familia Brings Authentic Bolivian Food To Canton," 25 June 2018 Add sole and saute 3 minutes, turn and saute 3 minutes for 3/4-inch fillet, 5 minute per side for 1-inch thick fillet. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "Sweet peas a tasty pairing with this fresh sole dish," 3 June 2018 Any leftover salad can be sauteed (in its dressing) and served as a side dish. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 Add oil to a nonstick pan over medium-high heat and saute the cakes until golden brown on one side. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Exceptional crab cakes start with quality and quantity of the crustacean," 4 May 2018

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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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sauté

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sauté

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

sauté

verb

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

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

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