How to prepare fresh coconut
1Use a nail to punch holes in 2 of the 3 indentations at the end of the coconut.
2Drain off the coconut milk and use it like milk in cooking or to cover grated coconut for freezing.
3Heat the coconut in 350° oven for about 15 minutes ; then crack with a hammer , pry out chunks of the coconut meat ; peel off the brown skin.
4Grate , shred or grind the coconut chunks.
5To dry the coconut , mix it with a little bit of sugar and vanilla , then spread on waxed paper on a cookie sheet. Set in warm place to dry ; stirring occasionally.