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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Survivor "Popcorn"

Survivor is a pretty cool show from a paleo perspective. One particularly interesting little skill that contestants picked up in an early season and perpetuated throughout the series is the coconut "popcorn." Presumably, when you dice coconut meat and saute it, it tastes like popcorn. Why save that for a deserted island?

Survivor "Popcorn"

-1 fresh coconut

Drive a nail into one (or more) of the coconut eyes, and drain the water--do with that what you will. Then wrap the emptied coconut in a towel, and bash it with a hammer until it cracks open. Separate the meat from the shell with a sharp chef's knife. Dice the meat into small pieces (quite small--like 1/2" by "1/4"). Over medium heat, saute the coconut meat in a pan until browned. When it nears doneness, the coconut will begin to make popping sounds--much like popcorn.

It is indeed kind of reminiscent of popcorn. It completely tastes delicious. Yay, Survivor!

~Losterman

5 comments:

  1. I love survivor, so it seems natural that I would love this survivor invention. It is delicious, thank you for sharing :)

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  2. Yay! Thanks for the comment, Kelsey, I'm glad you enjoyed it! It's totally one of my favorite snacks now. Sometimes, if I don't feel like going through the hassle of cracking a coconut, I just toast coconut flakes--that's pretty tasty too.

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  3. Somehow visions of you preparing this snack gives me flashbacks of Dexter episodes. ;) Looks amazing and sounds fun... I might have to grab my hammer, turn up the Amanda F-ing Palmer music, and go buy a coconut!

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  4. Hahaha...I totally know which scene you mean too--it's one of my favorites. :) Yay, smashing our food!

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  5. These are exactly the type of recipes I have been looking for. Ones to substitute what we used to eat. Thanks! We are really excited to try this.

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