74a Roasted Not Cooked

by | Feb 3, 2021 | Psachim

The Korban Pesach must be roasted, not cooked. Also, it must be roasted on fire, not on hot metal [although red hot metal would be fine, as it is considered fire]. 


The Shulchan Aruch (473 – 4) states that the Minhag is to roast the Zeroa of the Seder plate on coals. Since it is a remembrance of the Korban Pesach, it should be roasted as such. The Rem`a adds that his Minhag was to roast the egg as well. 


Therefore one should be careful to roast the Zeroa in a way that would be Kosher for a Korban Pesach. It shouldn’t touch any metal nor any other heat-conducting object. It must be fire-roasted, not metal-roasted. 


Practically I have found that folding up a sheet of baking paper and putting it on the grates of my oven, is not heat-conducting and is a Kosher easy way of keeping the Minhag of the Shulchan Aruch.