Pork chops are cuts of meat taken from pigs and are typically pink or pale in color. Pork chops also refers to different cuts of meat, including loin, rib, sirloin and top loin chops. Each type of pork chop cut can be grilled, broiled or pan-fried.
A thick cut of pork chop that is still attached to the bone generally produces a more juicy and flavorful dish. Pork loin chops are typically the most tender type of pork chop and can be identified by a T-shaped bone on one side of the meat. The toughest cut of pork chop is the pork blade chop, which also contains more fat compared to other types of pork chops.