Bacon

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Pork

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Bacon is a type of salt-cured pork.
Ham, smoked pork, gammon, bacon and sausage are examples of preserved pork.

Club sandwich

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It is eaten on its own, as a side dish (particularly in breakfasts), or used as a minor ingredient to flavour dishes (e.g., the club sandwich).
A club sandwich, also called a clubhouse sandwich, is a sandwich of bread (traditionally toasted), sliced cooked poultry, or fried bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.

Turkey as food

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Meat from other animals, such as beef, lamb, chicken, goat, or turkey, may also be cut, cured, or otherwise prepared to resemble bacon, and may even be referred to as, for example, "turkey bacon".
It can be smoked and as such is sometimes sold as turkey ham or turkey bacon, which is widely considered to be far healthier than pork-based bacon.

Full breakfast

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Bacon is often served with eggs and sausages as part of a full breakfast.
A full breakfast is a breakfast meal that typically includes bacon, sausages, eggs and a beverage such as coffee or tea.

Back bacon

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Back bacon contains meat from the loin in the middle of the back of the pig. It is a leaner cut, with less fat compared to side bacon. Most bacon consumed in the United Kingdom and Ireland is back bacon.
Back bacon is a cut of bacon that includes the pork loin from the back of the pig.

Salt pork

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Bacon is similar to salt pork, which in modern times is often prepared from similar cuts, but salt pork is never smoked, and has a much higher salt content.
Salt pork typically resembles uncut slab bacon, but is fattier, being made from the lowest part of the belly, saltier, as the cure is stronger and performed for longer, and never smoked.

Pancetta

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Pancetta is an Italian form of side bacon, sold smoked or unsmoked (aqua). It is generally rolled up into cylinders after curing, and is known for having a strong flavour.
Pancetta is an Italian bacon made of pork belly meat that is salt cured.

Bacon mania

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The United States and Canada have seen an increase in the popularity of bacon and bacon-related recipes, dubbed "bacon mania".
Bacon mania refers to passionate bacon enthusiasm in the United States and Canada.

Speck

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Some of the meanings of bacon overlap with the German-language term Speck.
The term "speck" became part of popular parlance only in the eighteenth century and replaced the older term "bachen", a cognate of "bacon".

Chicken fried bacon

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Dishes such as bacon explosion, chicken fried bacon, and chocolate-covered bacon have been popularised over the internet, as has using candied bacon.
Chicken fried bacon consists of bacon strips dredged in batter and deep fried, like chicken fried steak.

Pork jowl

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* Jowl bacon is cured and smoked cheeks of pork.
Jowl bacon can be fried and eaten as a main course, similar to streaky bacon, such as in a traditional full English breakfast.

Bacon Explosion

Dishes such as bacon explosion, chicken fried bacon, and chocolate-covered bacon have been popularised over the internet, as has using candied bacon.
A Bacon Explosion is a pork dish that consists of bacon wrapped around a filling of spiced sausage and crumbled bacon.

Breakfast

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It is eaten on its own, as a side dish (particularly in breakfasts), or used as a minor ingredient to flavour dishes (e.g., the club sandwich).
The traditional breakfast most associated with Britain and Ireland remains, however, the "full breakfast" of eggs (fried, scrambled, or poached) with bacon and sausages, usually with mushrooms, tomatoes, baked beans, fried bread, black pudding or white pudding and toast.

Venison

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Bacon is also used for barding and larding roasts, especially game, including venison and pheasant.
Venison burgers are typically so lean as to require the addition of fat in the form of bacon, olive oil or cheese, or blending with beef, to achieve parity with hamburger cooking time, texture, and taste.

Pork belly

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Bacon is prepared from several different cuts of meat, typically from the pork belly or from back cuts, which have less fat than the belly.
Pork belly is also used in the UK to make "streaky" bacon.

Chocolate-covered bacon

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Dishes such as bacon explosion, chicken fried bacon, and chocolate-covered bacon have been popularised over the internet, as has using candied bacon.
Chocolate-covered bacon is an American dish that consists of cooked bacon with a coating of either milk chocolate or dark chocolate.

Cut of pork

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Varieties differ depending on the primal cut from which they are prepared: Different cuts of pork are used for making bacon depending on local preferences.
Belly/side: The belly, although a fattier meat, can be used for steaks or diced as stir-fry meat. Pork belly may be rolled for roasting or cut for streaky bacon.

Pan frying

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Fresh and dried bacon are typically cooked before eating, often by pan frying.
In the case of a greasy food such as bacon, no oil or fats may be needed.

Bacon jam

Bacon jam and bacon marmalade are also commercially available.
Bacon jam is a bacon-based relish, similar to the Austrian starter Verhackert.

Lardon

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Bacon is also used for barding and larding roasts, especially game, including venison and pheasant.
A lardon, also called lardoon or larding, is a small strip or cube of fatty bacon, or pork fat (usually subcutaneous fat) used in a wide variety of cuisines to flavor savory foods and salads.

Omelette

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In the US, sliced smoked back bacon is used less frequently than the streaky variety, but can sometimes be found on pizza, salads, and omelettes.
It is quite common for the omelette to be folded around a filling such as cheese, chives, vegetables, mushrooms, meat (often ham or bacon), or some combination of the above.

Tatws Pum Munud

Tatws Pum Munud is a traditional Welsh stew, made with sliced potatoes, vegetables and smoked bacon.
Tatws Pum Munud (Five-minute potatoes) is a traditional Welsh stew, made with smoked bacon, stock, potatoes and other vegetables.

Cobb salad

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Bacon dishes include bacon and eggs, bacon, lettuce, and tomato (BLT) sandwiches, Cobb salad, and various bacon-wrapped foods, such as scallops, shrimp, and asparagus.
The Cobb salad is a main-dish American garden salad typically made with chopped salad greens (iceberg lettuce, watercress, endives and romaine lettuce), tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, grilled or roasted (but not fried) chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette.

Gravy

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Traditionally, bacon grease is saved in British and southern US cuisine, and used as a base for cooking and as an all-purpose flavouring, for everything from gravy to cornbread to salad dressing.
Egg gravy is a variety of gravy made starting with meat drippings (usually from bacon) followed by flour being used to make a thick roux. Water, broth, or milk is added and the liquid is brought back up to a boil, then salt and peppered to taste. A well-beaten egg is then slowly added while the gravy is stirred or whisked swiftly, cooking the egg immediately and separating it into small fragments in the gravy. Called rich man's gravy in some areas of the southern US.

Ham

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Historically, the terms "ham" and "bacon" referred to different cuts of meat that were brined or packed identically, often together in the same barrel.
Gammons were traditional cured before being cut from a side of pork along with bacon.