To cook in a small amount of fat.
To bring to a temperature just below boiling so that tiny bubbles form at the edge of the pan.
To combine pieces of food with a sauce or other liquid.
To brown surface of meat quickly with intense heat.
To rub a large food across a surface with medium to large holes or slits to make small pieces.
To mix flour with air.
To cook in liquid below the boiling point. Bubbles before reaching the surface.
To cook in steam, with or without pressure.
To mix with a circular motion.
To cook quickly in a small amount of hot fat, stirring constantly.