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

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 Meanwhile, saute a bit of garlic in olive oil until just fragrant. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Nov. 2021 Add oregano, garlic powder, fennel and red pepper flakes and continue to saute 1 minute. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 24 Oct. 2021 If the greens are tough, boil them a little, then saute them with olive oil, garlic, maybe a little hot pepper (particularly good with broccoli rabe) salt, pepper, and a splash of red wine vinegar. Deb Wandell, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Oct. 2021 Saute the remaining stuffing in the skillet used to saute the garlic and shallots. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2021 Add pineapple pieces on top; once the sugar starts to melt, saute the pineapple by turning the pieces so they are coated in the brown syrup. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 July 2021 Add the peach wedges and saute them, turning once or twice for about 2 minutes. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 July 2021 Turn over and saute 4 minutes for a one-inch streak. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 June 2021 Add the zucchini and garlic and continue to saute 2 minutes. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 23 June 2021

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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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19 Nov 2021

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“Sauté.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saut%C3%A9. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for sauté

sauté

verb

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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