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how to prepare fresh coconut

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Recipe by
Karla Everett
Greenacres, WA

My Grandma taught me how to prepare a fresh coconut and thought this might be useful to someone. :) Its a lot of work , so I have not done it in years ... LOL

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Ingredients For how to prepare fresh coconut

  • 1 lg
  • good sturdy nail
  • good hammer

How To Make how to prepare fresh coconut

  • 1
    Use a nail to punch holes in 2 of the 3 indentations at the end of the coconut.
  • 2
    Drain off the coconut milk and use it like milk in cooking or to cover grated coconut for freezing.
  • 3
    Heat 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.
  • 4
    Grate , shred or grind the coconut chunks.
  • 5
    To 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.

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