sau·​téed sȯ-ˈtād How to pronounce sautéed (audio)
variants or less commonly sauteed
: cooked by frying in a small amount of fat
sautéed mushrooms/onions/spinach
… veal cooked in a lightened veal stock enriched with cream and combined with sautéed cucumbers.Anne De Ravel
I was sorry to have missed a sometime specialty of sauteed scallops crowned with different caviars.Caroline Bates

Examples of sautéed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's still a hint of sweet, though, and it's enhanced by sauteed onions. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 7 May 2024 Natusch himself also has sampled python barbecued, slow-cooked, sauteed and as curry and jerky. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 12 Apr. 2024 Once the ground beef is cooked to medium-rare, add the sauteed onions and meat mixture. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 9 Mar. 2024 On board, passengers are treated to elaborate meals like sauteed duck with endives and gingerbread on flights from Paris and salad topped with chicken confit on flights from Newark, as well as Champagne to toast the romantic vacation. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 1 Feb. 2024 Steamed sole scattered with sauteed chanterelles and enriched with a dilly butter sauce was further flattered by bright green and delicately crisp leaves of sea aster, a member of the daisy family whose flavor suggests raw oysters and seaweed. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2023 The dish is assembled and cooked in layers: Browned meat is topped with sauteed aromatics and carrot, then with rice. Christopher Kimball, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2023 Nourish columnist Ellie Krieger’s Triple Onion Dip, with sauteed fresh onion, onion powder and scallion, is a great example. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2023 Hernan Melendez, executive chef of Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, California, also recommends serving blanched or sauteed green beans with a classic bearnaise sauce and the crispy onions. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 21 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sautéed was in 1849

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“Sautéed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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