[ soh-tey, saw- ]
/ soʊˈteɪ, sɔ- /
cooked or browned in a pan containing a small quantity of butter, oil, or other fat.
verb (used with object), sau·téed [soh-teyd, saw-] /soʊˈteɪd, sɔ-/, sau·té·ing [soh-tey-ing, saw-] /soʊˈteɪ ɪŋ, sɔ-/.
to cook in a small amount of fat; pan-fry.
a dish of sautéed food.
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Origin of sauté
1805–15; < French, past participle of sauter to jump (causative: to toss) < Latin saltāre, frequentative of salīre to jump
Words nearby sauté
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Example sentences 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
British Dictionary definitions for sauteed
/ (ˈsəʊteɪ) /
verb -tés, -téing, -téeing or -téed
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 for sauté
C19: from French: tossed, from sauter to jump, from Latin saltāre to dance, from salīre to spring
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