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07-04-2006, 12:23 PM
I searched coconuts on this board, 9 pages came up, but I still couldn't find the info.
How do you dry coconuts? Do you shred it before drying or after? I read a post here that it was grind after dehyrating. But wouldn't that take very long?
Thanks in advance.
07-04-2006, 04:13 PM
It's best to shred first so there's better airflow to the coconut. I just shred or grate with a coconut grater. You can also pry the flesh out and give it a whirl in the food processor to make it smaller. If you don't shred first it takes forever to dry and changes a bit in the process.
Fresh mature coconut is just the best fresh, and I love drying it to ensure a continuous supply. We're actually bringing down about 320 young and mature coconuts for friends next week from northern QLD Australia... I will have 30 mature coconuts to open and dry. I'm sure I'll become an expert! I will let you know how it goes.
07-04-2006, 06:16 PM
I scoop out all the meat of the coconut and then shred it in my food processor before putting the shreds in the dehydrator. Nothing tastes better!
Unfortunately I don't get coconuts very often, and more often it's mature ones anyway. So everytime I have one it's a feast ;)
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