Shopping for Loin Pork Chops
Here's what you need to know to buy the right chop for the job.
Many recipes calling for pork chops simply specify “loin” chops—a vague and unhelpful term, since all pork chops are cut from the loin of the pig. Butchers further break down the loin into four different types of chop—blade, rib, center cut, and sirloin—each of which cooks differently, depending on the muscles they contain. Here’s what you need to know to buy the right chop for the job.