Adjective "saute" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Fried quickly in a little hot fat.
  1. 'Dr Ruthless had the fillet steak with chilli and garlic sauté potatoes, with white onion marmalade and smoked bacon jus at £17.50.'
  2. 'Both of them ordered the sauté duck livers with lentils, smoked bacon and deep-fried foie gras for €9.50.'


A dish consisting of ingredients that have been sautéed.
  1. 'The whole plant is edible and is often used in pickles, soups, and sautés.'
  2. 'A tall, singed-edge veal chop emerged beautifully grilled with an elemental sauté of foresty mushrooms.'
A jump off both feet, landing in the same position.


    Fry quickly in a little hot fat.
    1. 'Season with salt and pepper and sauté in butter in a frying pan.'
    2. 'To test for taste, make a small patty of the meat mixture and sauté until cooked.'
    3. 'Trim the pak choi neatly and sauté whole in the remaining oil for about 3 minutes.'
    4. '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.'
    5. 'If using chicken, tofu or vegetables, sauté with the curry paste and adjust cooking time accordingly.'
    6. 'Melt butter in a skillet and sauté mushrooms and onions until tender.'
    7. 'I deliberately hoarded my beautifully sautéed duck breast and truffled mash.'
    8. 'Add the coriander, coconut, and butter; sauté for about another minute to mix all the flavors.'
    9. 'Heat oil in pan, add the whole spices and curry leaves, sauté until the aromas are released and add the chopped onions.'
    10. 'Add the diced onion and half the lardons or bacon together with the herbs and sauté for 5 minutes till softened.'


    1. cooked or browned in a pan containing a small quantity of butter, oil, or other fat. verb (used with object), sautéed[soh-teyd, saw-]/soʊˈteɪd, sɔ-/, sautéing[soh-tey-ing, saw-]/soʊˈteɪ ɪŋ, sɔ-/

    2. to cook in a small amount of fat; pan-fry. noun

    3. a dish of sautéed food.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "potatoes can be saute."

    "pans can be saute."

    "onions can be saute."


    (sauté)Early 19th century: French, literally ‘jumped’, past participle of sauter.