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March 6, 2014
Sautéing Vegetables

Vegetables can be blanched and then sautéed, or they can be directly sautéed in a pan as the Italians call Strascinati, dragged in the pan. I like to sauté my vegetables directly in the pan with some garlic and olive oil, I let them sweat first with a cover on, tossing them gently now and then. Then I spice them up with a little crushed pepper uncover them and let them finish cooking. To sauté your vegetables, you first want to make sure that they are all cut in uniform sizes, this will insure even cooking. All vegetables; squashes, peppers, brussel sprouts, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli rape, and spinach are good when pan sautéed