I'm a fan of buying thick cut bone-in pork chops from behind the meat counter, but I get frustrated sometimes how much they vary in size and am trying to see if there is a way I can request what I'm looking for. Either way I want them to be thick cut, maybe 1 1/4 inches thick, but it's the surface area of the meat that varies so widely.
For instance, sometimes the chops look like this, where the eye of the meat isn't that big and the bone protrudes quite a bit more outwards:
On the other end, some of the chops look like this, which when cut to similar thickness, ends up being a lot more meat:
What I'm wondering is, is the first picture a cut from a different end of the rib chop spectrum and the second image towards another end, where the shape of the meat is changing? I find that the first image when cut thick ends up around 10-12 ounces, which after factoring in the bone weight I think is a reasonable portion. Versus the second image which sometimes are closer 16 or more ounces, which I think is too much for a single portion.
I suspect I'm being overly picky but just thought I'd ask if there is any wording I could use to describe the first when asking for a rib chop cut from the meat counter.