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.
Alternative form of sauté.
Origin of saute
French sautédfrom past participle ofsauterto leapfrom Old French from Latin saltāresaltation
What a saute of game au madere we are to have, my dear!
"It's the saute, most likely," she added with a smile.
But much as all the rest laughed, talked, and joked, much as they enjoyed their Rhine wine, saute, and ices, and however they avoided looking at the young couple, and heedless and unobservant as they seemed of them, one could feel by the occasional glances they gave that the story about Sergey Kuzmich, the laughter, and the food were all a pretense, and that the whole attention of that company was directed to-- Pierre and Helene.
Saute the chicken on both sides until it is lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
Saute the garlic and onions in butter over medium heat until translucent.