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the process of using heat to prepare foods for consumption.

Many common cooking methods involve the use of oil. Frying is cooking in hot oil; sautéing is cooking in a small amount of oil; stir-frying
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Francis Hotel in San Francisco, handling a lot of big banquets and picking up solid sauteeing skills.
Avoid sauteeing in butter - vegetables cook well with a good flavour when sweated in their own juices.
In the common house's industrial kitchen, the pungent smells of cardamon cake and sauteeing onions hinted at the wholesome feast awaiting those not inclined to cook tonight.
This simple gadget delivers a fine spray of oil, perfect for dressing a salad and lightly sauteeing food in a pan.
They are ideal for soups, steaming, sauteeing and baking in a leek pudding (which is today's recipe from Malcolm Brown, the head chef at Wallington).
While the mushrooms are sauteeing, make the dressing by mixing the fromage frais with the vinegar and mustard, and seasoning with salt and pepper.