A large pan with a deep bowl-shaped bottom and sloping sides. This pan is used to cook ingredients in small batches over high heat.
Using a Saute Pan
To use a sauté pan, you will need to add the oil first, then add your onions, garlic, and other vegetables or meat.
Sautéing means stirring the ingredients quickly to cook them evenly; this technique is used for making soups, stews, sauces, and stir-fries.
Kitchen Utensils You can Use
You can use a metal whisk or spoon to scrape the bits of food off the bottom of the pan as you are cooking. Add liquid as needed to keep food moist and prevent burning. After adding liquid (like chicken broth), wait until it simmers before continuing on with your recipe.
The simmering is important because it prevents oxidizing (when air mixes with fat) which can cause items to go rancid faster than they should.