Cracking the Coconut

Don’t let the hard shell and coarse exterior deter you! Just follow these 4 easy steps for fresh grated coconut.

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Cracking the Coconut: Step 2
Photographer Becky Luigart-Stayner

Step 2

Break coconut into smaller pieces. If it’s difficult to pry the white flesh out, bake pieces at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes until the meat separates from the brown shell.

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