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Possible to buy fresh, shredded (NOT grated!) coconut?

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dberg1313 Dec 10, 2012 08:56 AM

I know I can buy a coconut, hit it with a hammer, peel it, and shred it myself, which is probably not happening in this lifetime. Is it possible to buy fresh coconut, even if I have to shred it myself? I'm thinking Asian markets? Any advice is appreciated!

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    lowereastrittenhouse RE: dberg1313 Dec 10, 2012 09:37 AM

    Would love to know. I get mine frozen in the Indian grocer.

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      barryg RE: dberg1313 Dec 10, 2012 09:39 AM

      The Asian stores in South Philly have peeled coconuts ready to go.

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        Bigley9 RE: dberg1313 Dec 14, 2012 09:53 AM

        The Head Nut in the RTM (and I guess at its other locations) has shredded coconut and also coconut "chips"

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          lowereastrittenhouse RE: Bigley9 Dec 14, 2012 10:37 AM

          That would be dried, though, right? For most purposes not interchangeable with fresh.

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            Bigley9 RE: lowereastrittenhouse Dec 17, 2012 06:59 AM

            Sorry, yes, my bad

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