Welp, I made them and I didn't think they were crabby at all, but they were very very good and fresh. Thank you for the recipe, letscook.
I'd bet they weren't crabby because I made a few changes, and one was to substitute out the Old Bay. I do like old bay, I just don't have any here, so I used Fox Point from Penzey's, which is a seasoned salt with chives, shallots, garlic and white pepper. I also added some fresh herbs and a couple of jalapenos. Needless to say they were very green
Also, instead of pan frying I cut calories by dropping each cake onto a tablespoon of canola oil in a hot non-stick skillet, and then moving to the oven to bake. Then quickly browned under the broiler before serving.
Two cakes made a decent entree, even without protein! I will make these again, and next time, I think I'll make some pancakes too. Thanks again, letscook!