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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 6 months ago

What are the differences between Stir-frying and sauteing food?

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  • 6 months ago

    Time and type of pan.

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  • 6 months ago

    higher temp with stir frying.

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  • rena
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    Huge difference...ones Asian and one isn’t.

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  • IvaB
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Stir fry is commonly cooked in a wok at high temperature,while most any pan can be used to saute'.btw,if there is no wok at hand,an ordinary pan will do fine.Its' the temp that really makes the difference between the two.Of course quick stirring is a must as well

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  • 6 months ago

    When you saute, use a flat bottom pan, minimum fat, high heat, and usually turn the food only once. When you stir fry, use a conical pan (wok), a bit of fat, and keep the food constantly moving to the bottom where the heat is.

    The wok was developed to use a small, intense heat source, usually dried animal feces. Saute cooking was developed for a constant heat source, using a larger heat source. Then there's the thing about a French Chef ever using dried crap for anything in his/her kitchen.

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  • 6 months ago

    The temperature .

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  • denise
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Stir fries are fried quickly in very little oil, usually with other ingredients.

    Sauteing is done in a shallow fry pan / skillet, usually one ingredient [potatoes for instance] in shallow oil or butter for maybe a little longer.

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    In stir-frying, you use less oil, heat the wok hotter, and keep the food moving. The oil is almost always peanut oil, which has the highest smoking point.

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  • 6 months ago

    Stir fry isn't necessarily cooked in butter?

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