- cooked or browned in a pan containing a small quantity of butter, oil, or other fat.
- to cook in a small amount of fat; pan-fry.
- a dish of sautéed food.
Origin of sauté
Examples from the Web for sauteed
The bones are removed and the meat is sliced, sauteed with spices, and then stewed with vegetables.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff
Cold roast or boiled legs may be similarly treated but only need to be sauteed in a pan with a little Antonini Olive Oil.Tempting Curry Dishes
Thomas J. Murrey
- to fry (food) quickly in a little fat
- a dish of sautéed food, esp meat that is browned and then cooked in a sauce
- sautéed until lightly brownsauté potatoes
Word Origin and History for sauteed
1813, from French sauté, literally "jumped, bounced" (in reference to tossing continually while cooking), past participle of sauter "to jump," from Latin saltare "to hop, dance," frequentative of salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). As an adjective, "fried quickly," from 1869. As a verb from 1859. Related: Sauteed.