Some examples of French appetizers include canapés, steak tartar and brochettes. Canapés are appetizers that consist of a small piece of bread or toast topped with a spread and several other ingredients, such as thin slices of vegetables and meat.
Brochettes are appetizers presented on a toothpick or small wooden skewer. Some popular brochettes are melon balls wrapped in cured ham, and grilled cheese balls on a stick, resembling a lollipop. Another French appetizer, steak tartar, is a small portion of raw beef, minced and chilled. Cooks usually season steak tartar with a variety of spices and other ingredients, and then serve it with a condiment such as Dijon mustard.