A raw porkchop using the default texture pack.

Raw porkchops are obtained by killing pigs. Any given pig may drop up to two raw porkchops. A cooked porchop can be created when a raw porkchops is placed into a furnace with fuel. Eating a raw porkchop restores two hearts of the player's health bar.

Raw porkchops are often considered to be the easiest obtainable source of food. This is because the time needed to farm wheat, or grow crops, is not required to gain access to an infinite supply of porkchops. All you need are pigs! And possibly a sword...