View Full Version : What is the best way to open up a coconut?
04-15-2008, 06:21 AM
How do you open them so that you don't lose the milk but can scrape out all of the meat?
DH offered to use his circular saw.:rolleyes: ....I am thinking maybe you guys could offer a different solution!
04-16-2008, 01:04 AM
I take the coconut water out first. I take a large screw (used just for this) and poke a hole with a hammer on each side of the top of the coconut. Then I drain the water out. After draining the water out, I take a heavy duty, sharp and large kitchen knife and open the coconut. There's a youtube video that shows you how to tap-tap-tap around the top of the coconut to get the meat out, which is the simplest way I have found.
04-16-2008, 01:37 AM
Here's the YouTube link... she does make it look really easy!
04-16-2008, 12:42 PM
Whack the top with the base of a heavy knife about 4-5 times, then pop off the top!
04-16-2008, 04:09 PM
Those a pointy/man made coconuts dipped in fromaldehyde, I can't stand the formaldehyde smell and taste, it tastes in the water and meat. Ever since I got the whole, green, natural young coconuts I've never gotten a dipped one again, well I did once when they were out of green ones, and it reminded me why I no longer buy those toxic coconuts.
If ever you can find a green one, you'll be blown away by what a natural young coconut tastes like, it tastes nothing like those pointy man made ones (which are really a coconut-formaldehyde blend).
04-16-2008, 08:59 PM
I am still having no luck opening up coconuts. I can get the milk out with my tool that I purchased that makes a hole in the coconut on each side, but no luck to getting the top opened to scoop out meat. Now my husband knows I have 4 waiting for him to remove the "meat" but so far, still patiently waiting for him to remember on his own finally.
04-18-2008, 02:11 PM
Wow! Thanks for posting this youtube link.....
I'm trying to make myself a raw bday cake, and I decided to splurge on the young coconuts....and I had no idea what to do with them!
I only lost a "little" water using her technique...awesome...I love the internet!!
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