transitive verbsau·téed, sau·té·ing, sau·tés
Origin of sauteFrench, sautéd, from past participle of sauter, to leap, from Old French, from Latin salt&amacron;re; see saltation.
(third-person singular simple present sautÃ©s, present participle sautÃ©ing, simple past and past participle sautÃ©ed)
- To cook (food) using a small amount of fat in an open pan over a relatively high heat, allowing the food to brown and form a crust stopping it from sticking to the pan as it cooks.
(third-person singular simple present sautées, present participle sautéeing, simple past and past participle sautéeed)
- Alternative form of sauté.