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What is the Bracha for Tortilla?

What is the bracha for tortilla?

Thanks very much.

Answer:

For corn tortilla, the berachah is shehakol.

For wheat, it seems that the berachah will usually be hamotzi, because it is essentially a bread product.

However, if it is made as a snack (such as certain types of “wraps”) and eaten as a snack, mezonos can be recited.

Please see here for details.

Best wishes.

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  1. I thought “bread” had to be baked in an oven to be bread=motzei. If the tortilla is wheat and fried in a pan what is the bracha? – Thank you!

    1. Thick dough which was cooked or fried is mezonos (Shulchan Aruch 168:13; some disagree). Yet, the Rema comments that if one fries bread in a pan without any oil or with just enough oil to prevent it from burning, it is considered like baking and the bracha would be Hamotzei. Accordingly, wraps and tortillas, for which minimal oil is used, are considered as though they are baked.

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