Spicy Tuna Crispy Hashbrown Bites

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Let’s introduce you to a heavenly match: hash browns meet spicy tuna crispy rice bites! Imagine the satisfying crunch without the hassle of frying or cooking rice. It’s the ultimate lazy hack, and trust me, it’s worth every bite!

Have you ever seen those famous spicy tuna crispy rice bites from NOBU? Well, picture them with hash browns instead! You still get that irresistible crunch, but now you also get the fluffy saltiness of potato, perfectly complementing the creamy avocado and spicy tuna. Plus, it’s a time-saver too!

Spicy Tuna Crispy Hashbrown Bites

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 5


**For the Spicy Tuna:**

  • 1 pound ahi tuna finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise Kewpie mayo preferred
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

**For the Spicy Mayo:**

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sambal
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Frozen hash browns
  • Oil spray optional
  • Avocados
  • Sesame seeds


**Make the Spicy Tuna:**

  • Combine finely diced tuna, mayonnaise, sriracha, soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, and green onions in a bowl. Mix well.

**Prepare the Spicy Mayo:**

  • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sambal, Sriracha, sesame oil, sugar, and lemon juice until creamy and smooth. Set aside.

**Prepare the Hash Browns:**

  • For air fryer: Preheat to 400°F. Place hash brown patties in the air fryer, avoiding overcrowding. Optionally, spray with oil for extra crispiness. Cook for 6-8 minutes, flip, and cook another 6-8 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  • For oven: Preheat to 425°F. Place patties on a wire rack or lined baking tray. Bake for 24-26 minutes, flipping after 12 minutes, until light golden or golden brown and crispy.

**Assemble the Dish:**

  • Top the fried hash browns with thinly sliced avocado. You can leave them plain or season with a little salt and black pepper.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of spicy tuna on top. Drizzle with spicy mayo and sprinkle sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy your flavorful creation!

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