How to Sauté
The common technique of sautéing, also called pan-frying, is nothing more than cooking food in a hot pan. You sauté with a little fat to prevent sticking. Sautéing imparts a crispy texture to foods and brings out all sorts of flavors from herbs and spices. A sauté pan has sloped sides so you can flip foods easily.
1Turn your burner to a high setting and place a sauté pan on the burner.
You can also use a medium-high setting, depending on how quickly you want to crisp the outside of your meat.
2While the pan becomes hot, place a little oil in it.
The oil prevents the food from sticking to the pan.