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Sautéing Basics

Sautéing pork on your stovetop is a quick and easy way to have dinner ready in minutes. Just a small amount of oil or butter in a pan and plenty of stirring allows meat to cook evenly, leaving a nice caramelized flavoring that can be used as ...

Sautéing pork on your stovetop is a quick and easy way to have dinner ready in minutes. Just a small amount of oil or butter in a pan and plenty of stirring allows meat to cook evenly, leaving a nice caramelized flavoring that can be used as a base in simple reduction sauces. Watch this video and learn how easy it is to sauté pork.

Equipment needed

A shallow, flat-bottomed pan or skillet and a pair of tongs are a must. Choose a pan that is about 2 to 3 quarts and designed with a wide, flat 8- or 9-inch bottom. This provides room in the pan to avoid overcrowding the ingredients and promotes even cooking.

Helpful Tips

  • Remove meat from the refrigerator and allow it to come to near room temperature. Cold food reduces the temperature of the pan and corrupts the process.
  • Uniformly cut ingredients for even cooking.
  • Keep it moving. Pro chefs are constantly tossing their ingredients in the air, but you can keep yours moving with a pair of tongs.
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