When buying a coconut, hold it up to
your ear and give it a shake. You should be able to hear the liquid
sloshing around inside.
To take out the flesh, follow the
below steps -
Twist a Phillips head screwdriver into
2 of the indentations (the eyes) at one end of the coconut. If you have
difficulty, pound the screwdriver into the holes with a hammer. Drain off
the coconut juice. It makes a delightful sweet drink but is not the same
as coconut milk.
Bake the coconut in a 350oF
oven for 20 minutes to make the flesh pull away from the shell. Wrap the
coconut in a towel, place it on a hard surface, and crack open with a
Pull the coconut apart. Use a regular
screwdriver to snap the white interior away from the hard outer shell.