This is a really flexible dish. You can serve it hot as a side dish, or refrigerate it and serve it cold as part of an antipasto assortment, or as a side-condiment to roasted meats.
All Saint's Day
You can make these patties a day ahead and refrigerate, or even make ahead and freeze. Nice served with a salad made with watercress or rocket / arugula.
A rich soup, nice in small portions as a starter
This is a bit of futzing, but if you need a fancy meatless dish, this is a great one. You can make the filling a day or two before.