Sauté

mushrooms Sauté

To Sauté is to cook food by quickly frying in a hot pan with a small amount of oil or fat. This is done in order to brown the surface while preserving the moisture, flavor, and texture of the food. The food is usually cut into small pieces or sliced to quicken the process.

Foods that are commonly Sautéed include vegetables, meats, poultry, and fish. In some contexts, Sautéing is used interchangeably with pan frying or shallow frying which technically speaking are other techniques of frying.