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How to cut up the flesh from a fresh coconut?

After cracking open a coconut and cutting the flesh from the shell, remove the paper-like brown skin with a small paring knife and shred the flesh in a food processor or grate it by hand. If you need thin flakes, use the wide cutting blade on a grater or a mandolin cutter.

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12:47:31 on 10/19/06 by Webmaster - Quick Cooking Tips -

If we want to use fresh coconut instead of desiccated, should we use the same amount?

The flavor of desiccated coconut is more intense than that of fresh coconut. So if you need to use fresh coconut to replace desiccated, ensure that you use at least twice the amount of fresh coconut, be it flaked, grated or shredded.

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12:23:33 on 10/19/06 by Webmaster - Quick Cooking Tips -