THIS POPULAR PORK cut comes from the pork loin and has bones and a layer of fat that seals in juiciness. Overall, the weight of a chop is between 5 and 9 ounces. It can be roasted, grilled or breaded and fried. It is an essential part of Virado Paulista (together with rice, beans and manioc flour mush, sautéed collard greens, fried egg, and sausage) and is often served with Feijoada (Brazilian bean and meat stew).