1/2 c. sweetened flaked coconut
This process is going to happen quickly, so be prepared to act fast. Have an empty bowl near the stove that you can grab quickly.
Place coconut evenly in dry skillet. Shaking the skillet evens out the coconut better than using a spoon to start.
Turn heat to medium. In about 1 minute you’ll notice a few flakes turn brown. Immediately shake skillet on top of burner like you’re making popcorn, stopping only to stir quickly as flakes turn multi shades of tan/brown.
When it starts smoking lift skillet immediately off heat and dump coconut into clean bowl.
After that first minute, it only takes a few seconds to finish.
Notes: The first time it worked for me, but I can see where if I’m not totally focused on the process, the coconut could burn. If that happens, start over with a clean, cool skillet.