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How can I get really hard coconut meat out of a coconut?

This is not for eating. I opened my coconut and all the stuff inside was rock solid, fuzzy, and no juice. How can I get the 'meat' out so I just have the shell please?

lady_j2 years ago
There are three "eyes" on the top of the coconut. Drill into the eyes and empty the water if there is any. Then place the coconut intot he oven at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Once it has cooled, the coconut meat inside will have pulled away from the shell. You can then use a hammer or back of a chef's knife to crack the outer shess. Use a vegetable peeler to peel the dark, outer peel from the flesh of the coconut meat. You can then drop it into a food processor using the grater blade. >=)
caarntedd2 years ago
Soak it in water till it is soft again, then dig it out.
Burf2 years ago
Easiest way I have found is to dry out the coconut meat and it will shrink and curl and peel out fairly easy.
You can either dry it for a couple of days out in the sun or in the oven on a low setting for a couple of hours.
rickharris2 years ago
Always shake the nut to see if it has milk in it - Having traveled a long way many dry out.
HOWEVER not all is lost.

Use a knife (with care ) or a vegi peeler to scrape out the hard white coconut inside - after a while you may be able to break out large lumps off the shell.

Soak them in water in the fridge and squeeze - you should get a reasonable amount of juice.