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What in the world are Barnsley Chops?

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I know they come from the lamb but what part? Why are they called Barnsley? How should they be served? Do most butchers know about them?

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  1. There is much confusion over what consists of a true Barnsley chop! To most butchers in Britain it is a butterflied chop taken right across the loin - so a double sided chop. But traditional butchers in Barnsley itself, cut it as a very thick chop cut just over the kidney on one side only.