Shailah of the Week

Can I Eat Food Cooked with Meat or in Meat Cookware During the 9 Days?

OU Kosher August 6, 2019

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Shailah of the Week by Rabbi Zvi Nussbaum

Rabbinic Coordinator, Kosher Hotline Administrator for the Orthodox Union


Can I eat food cooked with meat during the Nine Days? 


The Mishna Berura (551:63) writes that the common custom is not to eat foods that were cooked together with meat. For example, one should not eat a potato from a fleishig cholent, even though it does not contain actual meat. Since it absorbed ta’am from the meat, we refrain from eating it.



What about a parve soup that was cooked in a fleishig pot? 

The Mishna Berura above adds that one may cook a parve food in a fleishig pot, even if the pot had been used to cook meat immediately beforehand.