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Chopped! Cut a Kurobuta Roast into Perfect Pork Chops


Pork chops are at the top of the list for favorite home-cooked meals. Elevate this comfort food classic to luxurious heights with chops you cut yourself from a Snake River Farms Kurobuta Pork Loin Roast.

The Snake River Farms Kurobuta Pork Loin Roast is a boneless section of the whole pork loin. Each roast weighs about 2.25 lbs and has the fat cap is intact to provide excellent flavor. It’s a popular item to roast or grill whole, but it takes on a completely different, and delicious, life when cutting into chops. For many folks, thin-cut chops are preferred. We recommend cutting a thick chop off at least 1″ thick.

To get started, place your roast on a cutting board and use a sharp knife. Perfectionists will prefer to use a ruler and measure their chops, but it’s fast and easy to “eyeball” the roast and cut even sized chops.

Every roast will vary in size and weight, but we’ve found most roasts yield 5 nice and even chops.



Here’s the first chop cut from our test roast.



Once you’ve cut the first chop, it can serve as a point of reference for the remaining ones. Here are chops 2 and 3.



Repeat the cutting process and you’ll quickly have 5 delectable chops.



These will be the highlight of any meal simply seasoned with salt and pepper and seared in the skillet. For more ideas, see our section on pork chop recipes inspired by flavors from around the world.