Origin of sautéFr, past participle of sauter, to leap from Classical Latin saltare: see saltant
transitive verb-·téed′, -·té′ing
transitive verbsau·téed, sau·té·ing, sau·tés
Origin of sauteFrench sautéd from past participle of sauter to leap from Old French from Latin saltāre ; 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.