Butterfly – A method of cutting meats so that it will lay flat and even. It is difficult to describe without visual effects, but the meat is sliced in the center, without going all the way through, and opened to lay flat like the wings of a butterfly. In larger cuts, it is sliced in increments from middle to either side, and the flaps are opened like the pages of a book.
See our step-by-step photos of the process, here: How to butterfly a turkey breast
Favorite recipe: Pork Wellington with Apple Sage Sauce
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