To Crack and Peel Fresh Coconut
- 1 fresh brown coconut
Preheat oven to 400°F. Pierce softest eye of coconut with a metal skewer or small screwdriver and drain liquid into a bowl to sample. If it tastes sweet, the coconut is fresh; if it tastes oily, the coconut is rancid and should be discarded. Bake coconut in oven 15 minutes. Break shell with a ham...