Lessons > How to Sauté

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Lesson Overview

Learning how to sauté is an important task for any home cook or professional chef. It is one of the fastest and most common dry-heat cooking methods used to cook bite-sized pieces of food in a pan.

When learning how to sauté, there are a few things you need to understand before you can master this cooking technique.

In this lesson, we will cover these key steps required for sautéing success.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • define what sauté is
  • understand when to sauté
  • properly prepare foods for sautéeing
  • properly sauté ingredients

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: How to Sauté 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. Adding Oil to a Heated Pan 4 mins
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4. Preparing & Adding the Food 1 min
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5. Cooking Food by Sautéing 45 mins
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6. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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7. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 54 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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