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Old 05-07-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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How do you saute?

i need to saute some onions and beef and i dont know how. can anyone explain?

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Old 05-07-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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Okay, oppose, what type of beef are you sauteeing? If it's ground beef, it's quite easy.

Put the ground beef and onions (chopped probably) into a large skillet. Turn the heat up to medium or so and stir the meat and onions around as the beef begins to cook. The beef will start to brown and the onions will begin to turn a bit translucent. Keep stirring until the beef is no longer pink and is browned to your liking. Turn off the heat and drain the fat/grease from the pan and continue preparing the recipe as it directs.

This is the short lesson for ground beef.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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technically a saute is a hot pan, a small amount of fat or oil, and the ingredient to be sauteed (jumped in the heat) the idea is caramelization of sugars and maillard effect of proteins...browning. different foods need different handling in this. so if it's slices you need to move it around a bit from time to time, if it's is a slab of meat, let it brown several minutes before moving it, etc.
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Sauté always begins with a hot, shallow wide pan to which you add a (relatively) small amount of fat (could be butter, olive or some other oil). Then add your item to be sautéed and let it cook long enough to be finished on one side before turning over to cook the other.

Be sure to dry off the meat or veggie you are sautéing, so there will be no spatters from water reacting to the hot fat.
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