How to prepare fresh coconut

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Karla Everett

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@Karla59

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

1 large
coconut
good sturdy nail
good hammer

How to Make How to prepare fresh coconut

Step-by-Step

  • 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.

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About How to prepare fresh coconut

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Hashtag: #coconut