Sauté & Fry – cooking technique class

Learn all about the cooking techniques Saute & Fry in our new and unique live and interactive cooking technique class: Sauté and Fry.

A big part in learning to cook is to understand the main cooking techniques, which will help you understand what you are doing and why. In this class, you will learn what the cooking techniques sauté & fry are all about, when to sauté or fry, and what ingredients you can cook in your skillet.

Give us 90 minutes of your time on a Monday night and become a creative cook who can improvise in the kitchen!
(Or watch the recording at your own convenience.)

Why do I want to learn about the cooking techniques?

Becoming a more confident and creative cook all boils down to understand what is going on in your pots and pans. If you know why you are doing and how you are doing it, you can become more free of recipes. You can decide for yourself to follow the instructions or go your own way. That’s the aim with the Learn to cook without recipes classes.

A lot of ingredients fare well by being cooked in a skillet. We add some fat to the pan and add in the ingredients. Frying is often used for large/whole ingredients and sautéing for smaller ones. That’s because sauté stems from the French languages and means “jump”. If you ever tried to toss your food in your skillet, you get why.

In this class, we will discuss and cook various ingredients using these techniques, so you get an deeper understanding of when to use which, why and how to sauté and fry.

What you will learn:

👩‍🍳 After this class you will understand the cooking techniques Sauté and Fry to a level no one has ever explained them to you.
👩‍🍳 What ingredients you can sauté or fry.
👩‍🍳 Why do we use high heat, and when don’t we?
👩‍🍳 What fat to use. How much? And.. why do we need fat?
👩‍🍳 What is sweating? What is browning? And searing?
👩‍🍳 What pans to use. Do you need a cast-iron skillet or will non-stick work too?
👩‍🍳 What the difference is with deep-fry, shallow-fry and stir-fry.
👩‍🍳 How you can use your new found knowledge confidently and creatively in your daily cooking.
👩‍🍳 Watch back the class for another 6 days.
👩‍🍳 Each live class participant will receive an extensive e-cookbook on the subject.

Want to join?

This is a live and interactive cook along class. You can ask chef Edie all the questions you have while cooking and experimenting together.
Of course you can just sit back and just watch too. A recording will be available for 6 days after class.

Dietary preferences

Class is open to all dietary preferences, but note that meat will be cooked as a part of the program. It can be substituted. Class is gluten-free.
Email us your questions or let us know at sign up if you have any dietary preferences.


At this moment, it’s not possible to sign up for this live class. But you can:
~ request this class to get back on the calendar and get on the wait list,
~ book it as a private one-on-one class,
~ book it as a group class with friends and family, or a corporate event.
~ buy the accompanying e-cookbook – if available.

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Online cooking class, using Zoom
Live & interactive
Recording will be available afterwards for 6 days

Cooking technique class (learn more)

Chef Edie:

About your chef

This class will be taught by chef Edie Dourleijn, once a picky eater who couldn’t cook.

She documented her path to eating and cooking everything as one of the first food bloggers of her home country The Netherlands (in 2006!). To learn more quickly, she looked around for classes that would help her understand what is going on in her pots and pans, but they didn’t exist. Eventually, she ended up at culinary school.

Now chef Edie teaches her Learn to cook without recipes classes for curious cooks who want to become free of recipes. Just like she once was.

Edie also hosts all kinds of entertaining and educational virtual cooking classes to celebrate any occasion with family or friends, or as a (realteam building, receiving 5 star reviews.

Get in touch with any questions or requests you have.

What you can expect – the longer version

What the Learn to cook without recipes classes make stand out from other cooking classes, is that in each class we will focus on 1 subject only. That could be a cooking technique, an ingredient, a dish or another theme. This is our second Cooking Technique class and we will focus on cooking your food in a skillet. Two techniques that have a lot in common, sautéing and frying, will be discussed and cooked.

After you’ve signed up, you will get an email with your homework. Yes! 😉

For this class, we will ask you to think about what you know about the sauté & fry cooking techniques. When do you use this technique, what tools do you need, what ingredients do you often sauté or fry? You also get a grocery and tools list and the Zoom link.

On Monday, February 27th, 2023 we will virtually open our kitchen 10 minutes before class starts, so we have some time to set up and chat a bit. Then chef Edie will introduce herself, explain the program of the class and we get to cook. She won’t control if you did your homework, so no stickers from us, but being a bit prepared for the class will help you gain confidence and understand what we’re up to.

After class has ended you can enjoy what you’ve cooked.


Our upcoming classes

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~ Or learn why we teach these classes the way we do.

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