This morning I unsuccessfully cracked open my first coconut.
I put it in a bag an I used a hammer after I had drilled holes into the eyes of the coconut which is the most popular way of doing it over the internet.
I think in my humble opinion this is also one of the surest ways of destroying the coconut. Half of it shattered even though I only applied pressure around its equator and the milk was not salvageable.
I still enjoyed all of it and I didn’t mind the small pieces but I wish I could have a machete at this point to crack this open right in the middle!
Regardless I used as much of the milk I could salvage in my coffee and ate some of it while the rest I plan on grating and roasting in the oven. Glorious roasted coconut shavings are going to be served on the afternoon with hot chocolate and whipped cream!
Do you know of a better way of opening a coconut? Or maybe I should just keep up with hammering it until I find the way to crack it open in half instead of shattering it!
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