More like ham than bacon, Canadian bacon is a cured, lightly smoked pork loin—much leaner than regular bacon, which comes from pork belly. It's neat, cylindrical shape makes it an ideal choice for eggs Benedict and sandwiches. It's also a good option for adding a slightly smoky, meaty flavor to dishes without adding a lot of extra fat.
Bacon, pancetta, or ham can stand in.
Look for Canadian bacon in the meat section near other smoked pork products like ham hocks (it's not usually displayed near the regular bacon). It may be sold in a log or sliced and shingled in vacuum-sealed packages.
Because Canadian bacon is cured and smoked, it can be eaten like ham without further cooking, but it's better if heated first by sautéeing, grilling, or baking.
Store well-wrapped and refrigerated.