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Right, have brought a coconut last week and i still cant get into the damn thing!!

(26 Posts)
jellyjelly Wed 17-May-06 20:21:08

How do you do it? Have bashed it with a rolling pin loads and it is still shut. What now?

fob Wed 17-May-06 20:22:41

hit it really hard with a hammer - wrapped in a tea towel.
the coconut that is, not the hammer.
if that fails, fling it out the window

Donk Wed 17-May-06 20:26:30

We always 1) drill through 2 of the eyes to drain the milk
2) then cut it in half with a hacksaw.....

TinyGang Wed 17-May-06 20:28:57

It's hard to get off the shell though isn't it. I like fresh coconut though - it's nothing like dried coconut which is like eating grated dried skin.

madamechocolat Wed 17-May-06 20:31:48

I second fob's method - wrap in tea towel, then put in plastic bag and fling it out of an upstairs's the only way to go.

nooka Wed 17-May-06 21:07:17

We do it like Donk. That way you get a handy musical instrument too

Frizbe Wed 17-May-06 21:09:19

Dh says look at the top of it, there will be 3 small brown spots, stick a nail in one of them and hit it with a hammer, this will let you access the milk to drain, then once that's all out, whack it to open! (I never knew this until now!)

JoolsToo Wed 17-May-06 21:10:03

spot on Frizbe dh!

jellyjelly Wed 17-May-06 21:11:08

I stucka kebab stick in it i am trying to drain it.Have made a very small whole.

mustrunmore Wed 17-May-06 21:12:08

Er, dh ended up bleeding last time we bought one

fob Wed 17-May-06 21:12:53

c'mon jelly -throw it out the window!
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! crash!!! bonk!!! splat!!

jellyjelly Wed 17-May-06 21:48:43

have bashed it again on the top and bottom but it is a tough one.

kid Wed 17-May-06 21:51:40

When we used to get from a funfair, we would smash it against a kerb to open it. Lost all of the milk in it of course but did get to eat the rest of it on the way home.

Beauregard Wed 17-May-06 21:51:48

oh no i bought a coconut yesterday so does this mean i will never see the milky innards of my hairy nut?

Mercy Wed 17-May-06 21:54:55

Pierce all the holes and then bake it the oven. You still may need to throw it out of a first floor window to crack it open though.

Why did you buy it btw? (apart from giving us a larf)

jellyjelly Wed 17-May-06 22:03:19

I hadnt had one since i was a kid so i thought i would introduce my son to it as i used to love it when i was little. Was also cheap when i got it at the fruit market.

Hairy little bugger not sure how often i would get it (the coconut not my son).

Will go to bed defeated.

NomDePlume Wed 17-May-06 22:03:47

Have literally leaked a bit of wee laughing at this thread

foxinsocks Wed 17-May-06 22:04:54

you need a hammer to bash the end with the three dents

then you can peel the hairy bit off to leave the white bit with a bit of skin

don't let the coconut win

nooka Wed 17-May-06 22:11:02

You need to make at least two holes as otherwise the milk won't drain.

jellyjelly Wed 17-May-06 22:11:54

I need to go now ndp.

I thought a rolling pin would do. Will get oh to do it tomorrow. Good job it wasnt my dinner i would be starving now.

jellyjelly Wed 17-May-06 22:12:40

I can pop the other holes. I feel like the coconut is going to win.

kid Wed 17-May-06 22:12:53

I might treat my kids to one seeing as they have never tasted a coconut. I might even let them loose on it with a hammer!

jellyjelly Wed 17-May-06 22:16:05

I can imagine broken fingers which was the other reason i stopped, our wedding is in 6 weeks, wont look good with a new ring and a bruised hand.

jellyjelly Wed 17-May-06 22:16:06

I can imagine broken fingers which was the other reason i stopped, our wedding is in 6 weeks, wont look good with a new ring and a bruised hand.

NomDePlume Fri 19-May-06 13:12:22

Still battling to gain entry, jellyjelly ?

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