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  1. #1
    Sky Guest

    Default ? What to do with . . . . .

    ....... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    with it?

    Sky, who's only curious

    P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    discarded ;D

    --
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    Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!

  2. #2
    Kris Guest

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    On Apr 29, 11:19*am, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > ...... whole coconut???? *Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    > other day. *This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    > (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    > this very scenario. *Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    > with it?
    >
    > Sky, who's only curious
    >
    > P.S. *The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    > Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    > discarded *;D
    >
    > --
    > Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    > Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!


    LOL!

    You could toast it and use in baked goods.

    Kris

  3. #3
    TammyM Guest

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    "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > ...... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    > other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    > (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    > this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    > with it?
    >
    > Sky, who's only curious
    >
    > P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    > Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    > discarded ;D


    LOL! I think you should get him drunk and take a pic of him in the
    bikini-top :-)

    TammyM



  4. #4
    Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig Guest

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    On Apr 29, 10:19*am, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > ...... whole coconut???? *Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    > other day. *This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    > (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    > this very scenario. *Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    > with it?
    >
    > Sky, who's only curious
    >
    > P.S. *The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    > Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    > discarded *;D
    >
    > --
    > Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    > Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!


    First, open the coconut. This is best accomplished with: A - a sledge
    hammer or B - a stick of dynamite. You can drink the "water" in the
    shell (unless you used the dynamite or it smells funny).

    Pry the white meat away from the hard brown shell, Using a vegetable
    peeler, peel the thin brown "skin" off the white chunks. Now you can
    use the white part any way you like. I used to like to grate it on a
    box grater, but now I have a food processor.

    You can also use that vegetable peeler to peel "ribbons" of coconut.
    Toast them in the oven and use them for garnishing sweet or savory
    dishes.

    Lynn in Fargo
    only part of this is "tongue in cheek" ;-)

  5. #5
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > ...... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    > other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    > (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    > this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    > with it?
    >
    > Sky, who's only curious
    >
    > P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    > Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    > discarded ;D
    >
    > --


    LOL Coconut macaroons come to mind. You'd need to sweeten the coconut meat
    after shredding it, though.

    Jill


  6. #6
    George Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    Sky wrote:
    > ...... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    > other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    > (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    > this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    > with it?
    >
    > Sky, who's only curious
    >
    > P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    > Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    > discarded ;D
    >


    Drill a hole in it, drain out the milk and fill it with rum, stick in a
    straw and get blasted...

  7. #7
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:19:54 -0500, Sky wrote:

    > ...... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    > other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    > (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    > this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    > with it?
    >
    > Sky, who's only curious
    >
    > P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    > Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    > discarded ;D


    Send spouse to buy 9 more - plus a large (honeydew?) melon - then you can
    play (food-related) 10-pin bowling... (or 9-pin and use one for the bikini
    top thing anyway)

    *Or*

    Send spouse to buy 9 more - and then you can sing this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7qM_uEwYH8

    ;-)
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy


  8. #8
    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    >
    > ...... whole coconut????


    Thai curries for the entire neighborhood.

    > Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    > other day. *This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    > (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    > this very scenario. *Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    > with it?


    Wheat intolerant guy's answer - Make macaroons using
    rice flour instead of wheat flour. Yum.

    > P.S. *The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    > Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    > discarded *;D


    Both require the shell be cut carefully with a saw not
    split quickly with a hammer.

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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > ...... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    > other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    > (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    > this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    > with it?
    >


    Coconut shrimp.

    > Sky, who's only curious
    >
    > P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    > Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    > discarded ;D


    LOL!


  10. #10
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    On Wed 29 Apr 2009 08:19:54a, Sky told us...

    > ...... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    > other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    > (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    > this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    > with it?
    >
    > Sky, who's only curious
    >
    > P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    > Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    > discarded ;D
    >


    My first choice would be a fresh coconut cake.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had
    not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. ~Voltaire




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    sf Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:19:54 -0500, Sky <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >...... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    >other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    >(Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    >this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    >with it?
    >
    >Sky, who's only curious
    >
    >P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    >Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    >discarded ;D
    >

    I want to know if you know you can separate coconut meat from the
    shell by baking it in the oven for a few minutes.

    After that, the world of recipes containing coconut is your "oyster".

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    mom peagram Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:19:54 -0500, Sky <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>...... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    >>other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    >>(Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    >>this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    >>with it?
    >>
    >>Sky, who's only curious
    >>
    >>P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    >>Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    >>discarded ;D
    >>

    > I want to know if you know you can separate coconut meat from the
    > shell by baking it in the oven for a few minutes.
    >
    > After that, the world of recipes containing coconut is your "oyster".
    >
    > --
    > I love cooking with wine.
    > Sometimes I even put it in the food.

    What temp for how long?

    --
    mompeagram
    FERGUS/HARLINGEN
    Owner
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Rec-Food-Baking-cooking/
    http://mompeagram.homestead.com


  13. #13
    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.250...
    > On Wed 29 Apr 2009 08:19:54a, Sky told us...
    >
    >> ...... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    >> other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the bright
    >> (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    >> this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be done
    >> with it?
    >>
    >> Sky, who's only curious
    >>
    >> P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    >> Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    >> discarded ;D
    >>

    >
    > My first choice would be a fresh coconut cake.
    >
    > --
    > Wayne Boatwright

    Gosh, that was what someone in the family would do for a special occasion.
    That kind of coconut cake is a big deal.
    Janet



  14. #14
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    On Thu 30 Apr 2009 05:50:45a, Janet Bostwick told us...

    >
    > "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >> On Wed 29 Apr 2009 08:19:54a, Sky told us...
    >>
    >>> ...... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    >>> other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the

    bright
    >>> (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    >>> this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be

    done
    >>> with it?
    >>>
    >>> Sky, who's only curious
    >>>
    >>> P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    >>> Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    >>> discarded ;D
    >>>

    >>
    >> My first choice would be a fresh coconut cake.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Wayne Boatwright

    > Gosh, that was what someone in the family would do for a special

    occasion.
    > That kind of coconut cake is a big deal.
    > Janet
    >
    >


    That was another of my grandmother's holiday cakes.

    Janet, I owe you some cake recipes, don't I? There's one I'm still looking
    for, and I will also dig up her coconut cake recipe as it was different
    from most. Hopefully I can do this within the next couple of days.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Old people shouldn't eat health foods. They need all the
    preservatives they can get. ~Robert Orben




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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .


    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.247...
    > On Thu 30 Apr 2009 05:50:45a, Janet Bostwick told us...
    >
    >>
    >> "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >>> On Wed 29 Apr 2009 08:19:54a, Sky told us...
    >>>
    >>>> ...... whole coconut???? Spouse bought one from the grocery store the
    >>>> other day. This is a tropical, brown & stringy coconut - not the

    > bright
    >>>> (Florida?) avocado-green sort I noticed when I googled to inquire about
    >>>> this very scenario. Other than eating the coconut raw, what can be

    > done
    >>>> with it?
    >>>>
    >>>> Sky, who's only curious
    >>>>
    >>>> P.S. The option to use the coconut halves as 'clippity-cloppity'
    >>>> Monty-Python sound effect was considered, and the bikini-top choice was
    >>>> discarded ;D
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> My first choice would be a fresh coconut cake.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Wayne Boatwright

    >> Gosh, that was what someone in the family would do for a special

    > occasion.
    >> That kind of coconut cake is a big deal.
    >> Janet
    >>
    >>

    >
    > That was another of my grandmother's holiday cakes.
    >
    > Janet, I owe you some cake recipes, don't I? There's one I'm still
    > looking
    > for, and I will also dig up her coconut cake recipe as it was different
    > from most. Hopefully I can do this within the next couple of days.
    >
    > --
    > Wayne Boatwright

    Take your time. As far as I know I will be here for a while
    Janet



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    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:47:56 -0700 (PDT), Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig
    <[email protected]> fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:

    >First, open the coconut. This is best accomplished with: A - a sledge
    >hammer or B - a stick of dynamite.


    If someone who hates you has given you a coconut, opening it requires
    an old dish towel, a good sized nail and a hammer, so you aren't very
    far off the mark with the sledge hammer.

    Carefully "drill" holes in the three "eyes" of the coconut with the
    nail and hammer, then upend the coconut over an old fashioned type
    glass and let it drain. When drained, wrap it in the dish towel and
    whack it hard enough and often enough with the hammer to break it up.
    Then proceed as you describe below.
    >
    >Pry the white meat away from the hard brown shell, Using a vegetable
    >peeler, peel the thin brown "skin" off the white chunks. Now you can
    >use the white part any way you like. I used to like to grate it on a
    >box grater, but now I have a food processor.
    >
    >You can also use that vegetable peeler to peel "ribbons" of coconut.
    >Toast them in the oven and use them for garnishing sweet or savory
    >dishes.


    Or you can just go to a store that has so much shredded coconut that
    they sell it in the baking aisle, already wrapped and ready to go. If
    anyone can tell the difference, never invite them to your house again
    :-)

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --

    "If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
    old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
    waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

    - Duncan Hines

    To reply, replace "meatloaf" with "cox"





  17. #17
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    On Thu 30 Apr 2009 07:51:47p, Terry Pulliam Burd told us...

    > On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:47:56 -0700 (PDT), Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig
    > <[email protected]> fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:
    >
    >>First, open the coconut. This is best accomplished with: A - a sledge
    >>hammer or B - a stick of dynamite.

    >
    > If someone who hates you has given you a coconut, opening it requires
    > an old dish towel, a good sized nail and a hammer, so you aren't very
    > far off the mark with the sledge hammer.
    >
    > Carefully "drill" holes in the three "eyes" of the coconut with the
    > nail and hammer, then upend the coconut over an old fashioned type
    > glass and let it drain. When drained, wrap it in the dish towel and
    > whack it hard enough and often enough with the hammer to break it up.
    > Then proceed as you describe below.
    >>
    >>Pry the white meat away from the hard brown shell, Using a vegetable
    >>peeler, peel the thin brown "skin" off the white chunks. Now you can
    >>use the white part any way you like. I used to like to grate it on a
    >>box grater, but now I have a food processor.
    >>
    >>You can also use that vegetable peeler to peel "ribbons" of coconut.
    >>Toast them in the oven and use them for garnishing sweet or savory
    >>dishes.

    >
    > Or you can just go to a store that has so much shredded coconut that
    > they sell it in the baking aisle, already wrapped and ready to go. If
    > anyone can tell the difference, never invite them to your house again
    >:-)


    FWIW, the following method makes cracking the coconut much easier:

    Baking a whole coconut for 20 minutes at 350░F makes it easier to remove
    the shell. Let the coconut cool, then:

    With a hammer and a screwdriver or ice pick, pierce a hole in 2 of the
    eyes. Invert the coconut to drain the juice. With a hammer, tap the
    screwdriver until the nut breaks in half.
    Set each half, flesh side down, on the work surface, so it's stable. Tap
    each piece with the hammer to break up.
    Break the coconut into chunks with your hands. Then, with a table knife,
    dislodge the meat from the shell.

    Then proceed to pare the thin brown skin from the white meat.

    Also, FWIW, any coconut cake woth its salt can only be made with freshly
    hand-grated coconut, *not* the shredded commercial stuff. That's best left
    for other purposes. It's a laborious job, but well worth it.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    In Mexico we have a word for sushi: bait. ~JosÚ Simons




  18. #18
    sf Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 08:17:57 -0400, "mom peagram" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >What temp for how long?


    It's been a few years since I've done it... but I think I did at 400░
    for 5-10 minutes. Start with 5 minutes and put it back if the "meat"
    doesn't separate easily from the shell. I used a screwdriver and it
    popped out easily in big chunks.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  19. #19
    Victor Sack Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote:

    > If someone who hates you has given you a coconut, opening it requires
    > an old dish towel, a good sized nail and a hammer, so you aren't very
    > far off the mark with the sledge hammer.
    >
    > Carefully "drill" holes in the three "eyes" of the coconut with the
    > nail and hammer, then upend the coconut over an old fashioned type
    > glass and let it drain. When drained, wrap it in the dish towel and
    > whack it hard enough and often enough with the hammer to break it up.


    On the other hand, a coconut might have been given to you by someone who
    loves you, so you might as well forgo torturing the coconut and yourself
    and try to crack it the easy way. See how it is done by Kasma
    Loha-unchit, who really should know, complete with a QuickTime movie:
    <http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/features/crackcoc.html>.

    Victor


  20. #20
    hahabogus Guest

    Default Re: ? What to do with . . . . .

    Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected] on Apr Thu 2009 pm

    > On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:47:56 -0700 (PDT), Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig
    > <[email protected]> fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:
    >
    >>First, open the coconut. This is best accomplished with: A - a sledge
    >>hammer or B - a stick of dynamite.

    >
    > If someone who hates you has given you a coconut, opening it requires
    > an old dish towel, a good sized nail and a hammer, so you aren't very
    > far off the mark with the sledge hammer.
    >
    > Carefully "drill" holes in the three "eyes" of the coconut with the
    > nail and hammer, then upend the coconut over an old fashioned type
    > glass and let it drain. When drained, wrap it in the dish towel and
    > whack it hard enough and often enough with the hammer to break it up.
    > Then proceed as you describe below.
    >>
    >>Pry the white meat away from the hard brown shell, Using a vegetable
    >>peeler, peel the thin brown "skin" off the white chunks. Now you can
    >>use the white part any way you like. I used to like to grate it on a
    >>box grater, but now I have a food processor.
    >>
    >>You can also use that vegetable peeler to peel "ribbons" of coconut.
    >>Toast them in the oven and use them for garnishing sweet or savory
    >>dishes.

    >
    > Or you can just go to a store that has so much shredded coconut that
    > they sell it in the baking aisle, already wrapped and ready to go. If
    > anyone can tell the difference, never invite them to your house again
    >:-)
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    >
    > --
    >
    > "If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
    > old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
    > waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."
    >
    > - Duncan Hines
    >
    > To reply, replace "meatloaf" with "cox"
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


    well if you are going to shred the coconut. When making coconut milk they suggest
    baking the coconut in a low oven for a while. This shrinks the meat a bit and makes for
    easier removal from the shell when opened up.

    --

    The beet goes on -Alan




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