lamb chops with new potatoes
and green beans
a meat chop is a cut of meat cut perpendicular to the spine, and usually containing a rib or riblet part of a vertebra and served as an individual portion. the most common kinds of meat chops are pork and lamb. a thin boneless chop, or one with only the rib bone, may be called a cutlet, though the difference is not always clear. the term "chop" is not usually used for beef, but a t-bone steak is essentially a loin chop, and a rib steak a rib cutlet.