-1 loaf french bread
To slice the bread I use my electric knife, but a sharp bread knife will work fine.
Shave off the top crust of the loaf. Now make 1" slices the whole length of the loaf, almost all the way through, but making sure they are still intact on the bottom crust of the loaf.
-1/2 pound butter, softened (not margarine or tub butter)
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 tbsp poppy seeds
-1 tsp dry mustard
-1/4 cup finely chopped chives or green onions
Using an electric hand mixer, beat all ingredients together until creamed. Place cut bread loaf on a large piece of foil. Spread butter mixture on each piece making sure that the slices stay connected at the bottom. Save enough butter mixture to spread on top of the loaf once it is filled with cheese.
-1 160 gram package of sliced Swiss cheese
This part of the recipe does not have to be exact. Cut the large slices of cheese into enough pieces so that you have enough pieces to insert between each slice of buttered bread. Press the loaf slightly together so that it sticks together and spread the remaining butter mixture over the top of the shaved loaf. Pull up the sides of the foil leaving an opening all along the top so that the bread gets slightly crunchy on top as it bakes. Bake in 400º oven for 18 minutes. Serve right from the foil. The cheese should be gooey when you pull the pieces apart.