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We obviously are very strict with the 5 grains on Pesah, but we do eat food made with them, namely Matzah. And with the exception of the issue of "Gebrochts", we do allow Matzah to be re-engineered into other foods.

Yet, when it comes to Kitniyoth, it seems that we are more strict. I have never seen corn chips, for example, for Pesah (for Ashkenazim). Yet most mainstream producers of chips make a baked (not fried) variety. I don't know anything about the potential composition or taste of such chips being ground back into meal and used for baking, but that's because I've never seen it done, either. Would it not follow that, for Ashkenazim, Kitniyoth baked into chip form (or tortilla form or taco form) following the same procedures as for Matzah should be acceptable (and potentially re-engineerable into other foods)?

Why are we so strict in this regard?

marked as duplicate by Double AA halacha Apr 25 '16 at 22:49

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    Actually some poskim make this very point. The question is whether any poskim disagree. Popular stringencies, especially at this time of year are often baseless in halakha. This question would be improved with citations to sources prohibiting consumption of such kitniyot that would be permitted if made from the 5 grains. – mevaqesh Apr 25 '16 at 22:39
  • @double please re-read that question. This is not a duplicate. – Seth J Apr 26 '16 at 0:40
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    "Would it not follow that, for Ashkenazim, Kitniyoth baked into chip form (or tortilla form or taco form) following the same procedures as for Matzah should be acceptable (and potentially re-engineerable into other foods)?" Isn't that the same question? – Double AA Apr 26 '16 at 0:41
  • @double he's asking about Matzah. I'm asking about Kitniyoth. In fact, I've revised my comment because I failed to read the full answer over there. I don't believe the answer fits the question. He's not asking about whether Matzah made from Kitniyoth is allowed qua Kitniyoth. He's asking if it is Matzah. – Seth J Apr 26 '16 at 0:43
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    He's asking "Can one take rice, grind it, put water on it and bake it within 18 minutes and eat it on Pesach", or so he says in a comment – Double AA Apr 26 '16 at 0:47