Introduction: Open and Prepare Coconut

In this instructable I'll show you how to open, de-shell and peel a coconut.

What you will need:

  • A Coconut
  • Large and small kitchen knife
  • Spoon
  • Peeler
  • Metal skewer

Step 1: Draining the Coconut

To remove the coconut water, there are 3 eyes on the coconut 2 hard eyes and 1 weak eye use the metal skewer to poke a hole through the eye. Then empty the water into a glass (coconut water is one of the most hydrating fluids so enjoy).

Step 2: Opening the Coconut

Using the back edge of a large knife hit the coconut around its equator, rotate and repeat until the coconut splits in half.

Step 3: Removing the Husk

To remove the outer shell from the white coconut you need to cut a wedge out of the coconut meat with a smaller knife. Then remove the wedge using a spoon to pry it away from the shell. With the remaining bit use the spoon to get in between the shell and white meat and go round the coconut prying it and it should pop out.

Step 4: Peeling the Husk Away

When you have a bowl of coconut chunks use a peeler to peel away the brown husk off the pieces of coconut. Now you have a bowl of coconut which you can eat, grate, dry and use it for anything you need.

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