Recently I found a plastic wrapped white cylinder with a cone on top. The famed young coconut in so many raw recipes. These are different from the more commonly found old brown hairy coconuts with the rancid milk inside.
After discovering just how tough this gentle looking white “shell” was (think very fibrous woody thick), we put our biggest knife away which was hardly making a dent. We managed to poke out the milk from the bottom, I think a nail punch and hammer or electric drill would be better than what we had at the time. Then it was a hammer, a towel, and a garage floor…The exciting discovery was you get to easily spoon out wet gelatinous usable, delicious coconut pulp and drink the delicious (a bit sweet) milk.
Here is a site with instructions/photos for people with a butcher knife or machete handily sitting around: Living Foods.com. I also saw an excellent video on G Living.com, with yet another way to machete one.
I can never find my machete, countless times when I am out pushing through the wilderness on the way to work I say darn it where is my machete. So unless anyone has any bright ideas for me…maybe I will buy a hatchet? I hear it is pretty bad on any knife you have, so I am not excited about buying a knife to destroy…Any ideas?