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Definition of the verb to saute

What does to saute mean as a doing phrase?

verb - inflections: sauteed / sauted (less preferred form) | sauteing / sauting (rare form) | sautes

  1. fry briefly over high heat
    • examples: saute the onions | The chefs saute the vegetables
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Jennifer baked the potatoes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Jennifer boiled the pot dry
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] in / on / with [Instrument]Jennifer boiled the pot dry on the stove
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] in / on / with [Instrument]Jennifer baked the potatoes in the oven
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Jennifer baked the potatoes to a crisp
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] in / on / with [Instrument]Jennifer baked the potatoes to a crisp in the oven
      [Instrument - solid] [Verb] [Patient]This oven bakes potatoes
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb]The potatoes baked
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adjective]Pots boil dry
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adjective] in / on / with [Instrument]Pots boil dry on the stove
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state]Potatoes bake to a crisp
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] in / on / with [Instrument]Potatoes bake to a crisp in the oven

      Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): bake, barbecue, blanch, boil, braise, broil, brown, char, coddle, cook, crisp, deep-fry, french-fry, fry, grill, heat, microwave, overcook, overheat, pan-broil, pan-fry, parboil, parch, percolate, perk, plank, poach, reheat, rissole, roast, scald, scallop, sear, shirr, simmer, steam, steep, stew, toast, warm up.

    • domain: cookery / cooking / preparation
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: fry = cook on a hot surface using fat

Alternative definition of the verb to saute


  1. To fry in a small quantity of fat or oil.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for To Saute

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Google previewThe Hostess of To-Day (2008)

by Linda Larned

To saute means to cook in a very small amount of butter, fat, or oil until brown, in a frying or saute pan. To fry means to plunge into deep, hot fat ...

Google previewThe Ovens of Brittany Cookbook (1991)

by Terese Allen

To saute means to cook quickly over moderately high heat in a small amount of fat, usually butter. Pan-frying involves more butter or oil, more time, and less heat.

Google previewThe Pure Food Cook Book (1914)

The Good Housekeeping Recipes, Just how to Buy--just how to Cook by Mildred Maddocks

Sauted Fish To saute means to brown first on one side ...

Google previewGood Housekeeping (1911)

Sauted Fun To saute means to brown first on one side and then on the other in a small amount of fat. Rich, oily fish should not be cooked in this way, as they are already too rich in fat, which changes in flavor if allowed to cook from the fish and ...

Google previewThe Science Record (1874)

A Compendium of Scientific Progress and Discovery by Alfred Ely Beach

To saute means to cook fish or something else with just fat enough to merely cover the bottom of the pan ; for instance, small fishes are fried, but omelets are sautid ; potatoes are fried, but parsnips are sautid. Many inexperienced cooks make ...

Google previewA Course in Household Arts (1916)

Part I- by Sister Loretto Basil Duff

To saute means to cook in a small quantity of fat, first on one side, then on the other. It is commonly called frying. Measuring Exact measurements are absolutely necessary in order to get the best results in cooking. Weighing is more accurate ...

Google previewThe Cooking of Italy (2002)

by Matthew Locricchio

Saute To saute means to lightly fry ingredients in a small amount of fat, butter, or oil, while stirring with a spoon or spatula. Simmer Simmering is cooking just below the boiling point. Gentle bubbles will roll lazily to the top of the liquid that is ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Food and Cooking (1998)

by Charles Gordon Sinclair

Steak and kidney pudding saute pan see plat £ sauter sauter, faire (Frl To saute or to fry sautoir (Frl fem. Saute pan, plat a sauter sauvage (Frl Wild, undomesticated, usually of animals savarin (En & Frl masc. A rich yeast mixture similar to a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition (2012)

by Carla Emery

To saute, use water or tomato juice or tomato sauce instead of oil . Or “shine” your pan by rubbing with a cut potato instead of using oil. Or just.

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