Haitian French Bread

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


1/4pound plus 2 tablespoons, butter
2teaspoons Dijon mustard
1medium onion, finely chopped
2tablespoons poppy seeds
2tablespoons lemon juice
8ounces Monterey Jack cheese, sliced
1loaf French bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in saucepan.  Simmer until onions are soft.
  3. Slice bread diagonally about 1-inch thick.  Do not cut through the bottom crust.
  4. Spoon butter mixture in between slices.  Stuff each cut with cheese.  Wrap in foil, leaving part of the top exposed.
  5. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.


Recipe reprinted with permission from theAssociation of Junior Leagues International’sTidewater on the Half Shell (Norfolk, Va., 1985).