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Assuming that oats are a grain* (one of the five) which would require, under the proper circumstances, birchat mezonot, if I add raw oatmeal into my omelet does the whole omelet become mezonot?

What's the bracha if the five grains are fried? Is the oatmeal considered fried or cooked since it's inside the eggs in the pan?

*One discussion of the argument regarding the particular status of oats as shibolet shu'al may be found here. For the sake of this question, please assume that oats are one of the 5.

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What is the function of the oatmeal here ? To add bulk to the omelet ? add taste ? or perhaps to hold the omelet together ? Also can you give an example of difference between frying and cooking grains in terms of which bracha is made ? –  eramm Dec 23 '13 at 13:10
@eramm, I remember learning in the gemarah berachot that if any of the 5 grains are "cooked" then its mezonot otherwise it's haadama. So it's not so obvious. –  Ani Yodeya Dec 23 '13 at 13:40
@eramm, I mostly add in the oatmeal for health reasons--to make it a full meal and get a portion of carbs for breakfast. But, for the majority of people, it would make the omelet more chewy. The taste is negligible. –  Ani Yodeya Dec 23 '13 at 13:42
hmmm... could go either way. Since the laws of Ikar and Tafel are very complex I suggest you consult a Rabbi who is familiar with these halachos. To help you understand the issues I suggest you look here. berachot.org/halacha/09_ikar.html –  eramm Dec 23 '13 at 14:14
You assume oats are a grain... –  Double AA Dec 23 '13 at 16:08

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