Definition of sauté in English:

sauté

adjective

  • [attributive] Fried quickly in a little hot fat:

    ‘sauté potatoes’
    • ‘Serve the steak topped with the lemon slices, accompanied by the sauté potatoes and pepper sauce, with either fresh garden peas or a simple green salad.’
    • ‘Dr Ruthless had the fillet steak with chilli and garlic sauté potatoes, with white onion marmalade and smoked bacon jus at £17.50.’
    • ‘You get everything from sauté potatoes to colcannon, which is an Irish potato dish, but absolutely no chips.’
    • ‘Both of them ordered the sauté duck livers with lentils, smoked bacon and deep-fried foie gras for €9.50.’

noun

  • 1A dish consisting of ingredients that have been sautéed:

    ‘a sauté of squash, potatoes, and corn’
    • ‘The whole plant is edible and is often used in pickles, soups, and sautés.’
    • ‘Originally, in France, a sauté was a dish of meat or poultry cut into pieces and cooked only in fat, but the French now also use the term for dishes which simply involve browning foods before adding a liquid.’
    • ‘A tall, singed-edge veal chop emerged beautifully grilled with an elemental sauté of foresty mushrooms.’
    • ‘A guinea-fowl sauté with black pudding was less exciting (guinea fowl is a bit of a bore generally) and one might do better to have the grilled beef fillet with braised short rib.’
  • 2Ballet
    A jump off both feet, landing in the same position.

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Fry quickly in a little hot fat:

    ‘sauté the onions in the olive oil’
    • ‘Heat the oil and sauté onions and garlic till fragrant.’
    • ‘Add the diced onion and half the lardons or bacon together with the herbs and sauté for 5 minutes till softened.’
    • ‘Caramelize anything and it's better, which is why you sauté vegetables for soup.’
    • ‘I deliberately hoarded my beautifully sautéed duck breast and truffled mash.’
    • ‘If you sauté parsnips in a pan they are more tender than open-roasted ones.’
    • ‘Gently fry the bacon, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and then sauté onion, peppers, garlic, fennel and saffron.’
    • ‘Trim the pak choi neatly and sauté whole in the remaining oil for about 3 minutes.’
    • ‘Season with salt and pepper and sauté in butter in a frying pan.’
    • ‘Add the coriander, coconut, and butter; sauté for about another minute to mix all the flavors.’
    • ‘Cook them my way to bring out their full flavour - bake whole on a bed of rock salt in a foil parcel, then peel, sauté in butter to glaze and dress in good aged balsamic vinegar.’
    • ‘In a large saucepan, sauté onions in butter until almost tender.’
    • ‘Add celery and carrots and sauté for two more minutes and then add mushrooms.’
    • ‘Heat oil in pan, add the whole spices and curry leaves, sauté until the aromas are released and add the chopped onions.’
    • ‘In the same pot, sauté onion and garlic in the olive oil & butter until the onions are translucent.’
    • ‘Melt butter in a skillet and sauté mushrooms and onions until tender.’
    • ‘I sauté thinly sliced garlic in butter or olive oil, add chopped sage and cooked green beans for a wonderful side dish.’
    • ‘The seafood on the menu is about what you'd expect from an accomplished seafood chef, particularly the Dover sole, which is sautéed, de-boned, and finished with a brown-butter sauce.’
    • ‘If using chicken, tofu or vegetables, sauté with the curry paste and adjust cooking time accordingly.’
    • ‘Cook lamb rump, and while it is resting, sauté beetroot in pan and roast in the oven to caramelize, heat grilled eggplant and wilt chopped rainbow chard in pan.’
    • ‘To test for taste, make a small patty of the meat mixture and sauté until cooked.’

Origin

Early 19th century: French, literally jumped, past participle of sauter.

Pronunciation:

sauté

/ˈsəʊteɪ/