Incompressible three-dimensional Euler equations develop high vorticity in very thin pancake-like regions from generic large-scale initial conditions. In this work, we propose an exact solution of the Euler equations for the asymptotic pancake evolution. This solution combines a shear flow aligned with an asymmetric straining flow, and is characterized by a single asymmetry parameter and an arbitrary transversal vorticity profile. The analysis is based on detailed comparison with numerical simulations performed using a pseudospectral method in anisotropic grids of up to $972\times 2048\times 4096$ .
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