Rwandan hard-boiled eggs are a street food snack. Vendors walk around with a bucket of hard-boiled eggs that they sell for about $.25 each. What makes them special is the sauce they are served with called Akabanga. It is a chili oil that comes in a dropper bottle. All you need is one or two drops of this fiery chili oil to transform your hard-boiled eggs into a taste of Rwanda.
In Rwanda, they make these Rwandan hard-boiled eggs over an open fire. However, I highly recommend you make your eggs in an Instapot. I am so impressed that they come out perfect every time. It does not matter if they are new or old eggs. I have been so frustrated over the years trying to make the perfect hard-boiled egg, especially when they don’t peel right and you lose half the egg. I have tried every which way to make them and I have yet to find a sure way to have them come out perfect every time when just boiling them, until now. No more, I have yet to be disappointed when making them in my Instapot. All you do is put in one cup of water, however many eggs will fit on the wire trivet on the bottom and put it on manual high for 5 minutes. If you want soft-boiled eggs it only takes 3. Trust me it is worth buying one just for making boiled eggs. No more frustration, I promise!
To make these Rwandan hard-boiled eggs, you need to get some Akabanga chili oil. This oil is made from the very hot scotch bonnet chili pepper. Simply serve the Akabanga oil with the hard-boiled egg and some salt and you have yourself a delicious snack for anytime of day.
In Rwanda there is a US based NGO called OneEgg that has partnered with Anglican Shyira Diocese, which operates 220 preschools in the northern province. Thanks to sponsorship they are able to provide 1 egg per student per day. A much-needed nutritional supplement in these impoverished areas which helps with cognitive function and also provides jobs to the local villages. They get three hours of education and then the incredible edible egg.
Did you know that plastic bags are against the law in Rwanda, they got rid of them back in 2008 making Rwanda one of the cleanest countries in Africa.
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Rwandan Hard-boiled eggs with Akabanga
- 1 egg per person
- 1 drop Akabanga chili oil
- You need to hard boil how ever many eggs you need, 1 per person as an appetizer or snack. I like to use my instapot simply put the eggs on the bottom add 1 cup of water and put on manual high for 5 minutes. The eggs come out perfect every time.
- Serve with Akabanga chili oil. One or two drops is all you need of this fiery chili oil to get the authentic flavor of Rwanda.