There are so many amazing gadgets for the kitchen, it can be difficult to prioritise. Is a KitchenAid more practical than a Magimix? Is a breadmaker more useful than an ice-cream maker?
My wife buys me kitchen related toys and gadgets, she like watching me rush into the kitchen with a new device and start rustling up creations. So it was with some not insignificant anticipation that I awaited her return from the Post Office with a ‘surprise package’.
I eagerly tore open the cardboard box and was presented with this.
I kid ye not. This, friends, is a kitchen utensil. But what, dear readers, is it? What does it do? Let’s start by giving it a name. It, or rather he, is a ‘Bogey Man’.
He is something akin to a malformed mug. Maybe he is for drinking tea?
He is a utensil for one of these:
Why? What? Where? Well you break an egg into the Bogey Man.
Well then maybe you cook your egg in the Bogey Man? No no. He’s called Bogey Man for a reason (everything happens for a reason, right?)
Well Bogey Man is an egg yolk separator. And he does it in a particularly interesting way…
Yum! Yes you put the egg in the cup and then pour the albumen out of the nostrils, leaving the yolk in the cup. Brilliant. Inventive. Innovative. All those things. Mind you he needed a bit of help…
And he blew a few bubbles…
But in the end we had separated our egg.
Only problem was I hadn’t thought of what to do with my newly separated egg. Until I remembered another kitcken utensil I got for Christmas:
My very own sunshine-and-cloud fried egg maker. So that’s what I did.
Ooooh. Bit of leakage.
And of course I broke the bloody egg.
Who needs a KitchenAid? I’ve got a Bogey Man!