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The Larry David Sandwich Recipe

June 1, 2022 | by Tamar Genger MA, RD

A toasted bagel with white fish salad and all the fixins.

The Larry David Sandwich was put on the menu in the first episode of Season 5 of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The sandwich was made up of a toasted bagel topped with pickled red onions, capers, whitefish salad, sable, and cream cheese.

Read more about how the Larry David sandwich is the most Jewish sandwich you can get here. To recreate it at home follow this recipe.

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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Serves: 1


  • 1 bagel, split and toasted
  • ¼ cup whitefish salad
  • 2 ounces sliced smoked sable
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • Pickled Red Onions
  • Capers


  1. Lay toasted bagel out open on a plate.
  2. Spread white fish salad on one side. Top with sable, red onions and capers.
  3. Spread cream cheese on the other half of bagel. Place over the sandwich and serve.

Homemade Pickled Red Onions

Keep these around to top all your favorite sandwiches.


  • 2 large red onions, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Place all the ingredients in a glass jar and keep in the fridge until ready to use. The longer you store it the more intense the flavor gets.
  2. As the onions are so thin you can start using them after half an hour of marinating in the pickling liquid.

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