Accordion Cut
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An Accordion Cut is a preparation technique, similar to Butterflying, in which a thicker piece of meat is drawn out into a thin one with an increased surface area for easier handling and more even or quicker cooking.

To create an Accordion Cut, a series of parallel cuts are made. With a sharp knife cut alternating sides of the thick meat, almost all the way through, creating "hinges." The hinges allow the meat to unfold into a long, flat, piece.