Crack Into A Coconut With Household Items You Already Own

Fresh coconut is a completely different, more delicious animal than the pre-shredded stuff you buy in a bag. Getting to the tasty flesh inside a whole coconut can feel a little bit like breaking into Fort Knox though. Luckily, Saveur is here to show us an easy way to get crackin' with nothing more than a hammer and a screw driver.

To open up the delicious drupe, create three holes in the top by gently tapping the business end of a screwdriver into the "eyes" with a hammer. Pour out the water (or funnel in some rum and stick a straw in there) and gently hammer around the circumference of the fruit until it splits in two.

Scrape out the flesh with a spoon or coconut scraper, and enjoy in cakes, cocktails, or immediately.

Basics: How to Crack a Coconut [Saveur]


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    This would have shaved about 30 minutes off Castaway.

    good job to these boys for an alternative.
    https://youtu.be/gx_Gpo8DP3o

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