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Meaty Eggs and Potatoes

kavod Harav,

On Shabbat, there is a pot with meaty chamin (beef or lamb). Beneath the lid, is a metal insert with several small holes to allow in steam. The rack does not have contact with the chamin. On top of this rack, are whole eggs and potatoes. If I eat the egg or potato, must I wait 6 hours before eating dairy? Is there a difference between the egg which is covered by the shell, and the potato? Thanks to the Rav.

Answer:

Being that the egg and potato are not actually cooked with the meat, but only absorb the “zeiah” [steam] arising from the pot, you would not have to wait 6 hours after eating these items. Eggs actually cooked inside chamin would require waiting 6 hours, even though they have a shell.

Sources:

Kaf Hacaim Y:D 89:54, Shu”t Shevet Hakehasi 1:217

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