The first of those is the humble potato, which can be found roasted, sauteed, deep fried, mashed, scalloped or simply boiled. Children can be seen at restaurants chowing down on a plate of boiled spuds. Whatever did they do before the Spanish brought the potato back from the New World!
The accompaniement to the aforesaid vegetable is inevitably sourced from our porcine friend. And indeed they do use ALL of the pig. Pigs ears, Snouts and Trotters are readily available in supermarkets, in addition to all manner of cured meats.
And so it goes that these staples must meet. The zenith is the Cepelinai (zepellin), a glutinous potato dumpling stuffed with pork sausage, or even more so in the classic Bulviniai vėdarai, where pork intestines are stuffed with mashed potato!