Back bacon is the most common form in the UK and Ireland, and is the usual meaning of the plain term “bacon”. A thin slice of bacon is known as a rasher; about 70% of bacon is sold as rashers. Heavily trimmed back cuts which consist of just the eye of meat, known as a medallion, are also available. All types may be unsmoked or smoked. The side cut normal in America is known as “streaky bacon”, and there is also a long cut, curving round on itself, known as “middle bacon”, which is back bacon at one end, and streaky at the other, as well as less common cuts.