How to Prep a Coconut

Make your own fresh coconut to use in recipes. No need to buy canned, powdered, or frozen products.

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How to Prep a Coconut Recipe
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Place the coconut in a plastic bag and, very carefully with a hammer, whack it like a piñata. Whack away from your face or body and watch out for the backswing!! Or drop onto a hard surface.

Place the coconut in a plastic bag and, very carefully with a hammer, whack it like a piñata. Whack away from your face or body and watch out for the backswing!! Or drop onto a hard surface.

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With a thin blade, score along the hard shell and carefully pry the flesh from the shell.

With a thin blade, score along the hard shell and carefully pry the flesh from the shell.

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Shell of coconut.

Shell of coconut.

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If the recipe calls for the brown part  to be removed, use a potato peeler and shave in a downward motion.  It's much easier than trying to peel with a knife.

If the recipe calls for the brown part to be removed, use a potato peeler and shave in a downward motion. It's much easier than trying to peel with a knife.

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Cut the coconut into small pieces. Removing the hard skin makes the coconut meat easier to cut and also easier to digest. Rinse and grate in a blender with a vertical blade, a few pieces at a time.

Cut the coconut into small pieces. Removing the hard skin makes the coconut meat easier to cut and also easier to digest. Rinse and grate in a blender with a vertical blade, a few pieces at a time.

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