My darling son and I took a trip to the Super Target the other day. While walking thorough the produce section, he got bright eyed and bushy tailed when he saw the odd looking coconut fruit.
I said, “We can get one if you want.” He was all excited and grabbed the biggest one he could find and carried it around the store. We got home and it was only then I realized that I had never opened a coconut..shouldn’t be that hard right? I looked towards Google for the answer! Google knows all! I found a video on You Tube and it looked sooooo simple. However I did wait until my husband got home in case I needed any reinforcement! I got all of necessary tools. I went with the pounding method. It wasn’t that bad to actually crack it open. It just basically just split into 2 pieces. However now comes the difficult part. Trying to get the meat out is another story. The only tool I did not have was a bendable knife such as a grapefruit knife. So I had to break up this little bastard into tiny little pieces so I would be able to cut out the meat. 30 minutes went by and it look like I was all done. But NOOOOOO, I looked over to my right and the whole other half of the coconut was laying there! Oh my God, you have to be kidding me I udder. My husband thought I cut myself on the knife(which I do often). I thought someone was playing a trick on me and put more coconut on the counter. Nope..I had only completed 1/2 of my task. I was in complete shock, I had been diligently working for a half of an hour and I was only 1/2 done. Oh this sucks. Ok…now you can quote me on this…I will NEVER buy and disassemble another freaking coconut ever again as long as I live! I will leave it to the masters at the coconut processing plants! Now it just sits in the freezer awaiting its fate!!!