The potato balls, crunchy on the outside and rich and tender on the inside, are so delicious that you might want to make a double batch of mashed potatoes so you'll be sure to have some leftover for making them. Serve them as a snack, as part of an antipasto platter or as a side dish.
Be sure to have plenty of napkins on the table, as this rustic loaf must be eaten with your fingers. Use the best in-season tomatoes you can find and if you can pluck them off the vines moments before slicing them, that's just perfect. This rustic loaf is from Mama Coppola's Pasta Book.
Green bell peppers, Italia explained in her book, are the second most popular ingredient in the cooking of Naples, after tomatoes.