Thank goodness for friends! One of mine, pointed out that a great number of my recipes start out with sautéing onions, garlic and other veggies. And she wanted to know how I square sautéing with a low-fat diet.
Made me realize that she, along with a lot of other people, think that sautéing is synonymous with frying. Actually, the way I think about it is somewhat different.
First of all, let’s explore the term sauté. The word is French and means jumped or bounced. In traditional French cooking it means browning food to seal in the juices by bouncing it around in a small amount of very hot oil. (more…)