Deep Fried Coconut
Deep fry slices of coconut in its namesake oil and the result is rather intriguing. The flesh loses it's milky qualities, its fibrous texture and becomes tender, almost like a slice of fried mushroom. If I'd had my eyes closed for the first bite and someone had asked me to guess what I was eating, I am not sure I would ever have stumbled on the correct answer.
Piled together with contrasting fresh coconut slices, peanuts, potato chips and a sweet chili sauce for dipping, these treats were part of the service, every time we ordered a cocktail at Navutu Stars in Fiji this past December.
Since I started myself on an healthier eating endeavour today, it's probably just as well that Deep Fried Coconut is now little more than just another happy memory.
Previous Posts about Fiji in 2007 on Becks & Posh
The best Mojito in the world?
Previous Posts about Fiji in 2005 on Becks & Posh
Fijian Indian Food & Bay Area Fijian Food
Pit Stop - On the Road
Fresh Coconut Juice
Catch of the Day
The Sweetest Girl
Nature's Communal Oven
Nama Sea Grapes
Other Resources & Further Reading
Is Coconut Oil Healthy or Not?
Navutu Stars Resort Website
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2005 | Fatted Calf Post #1
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