I tried this recipe using imitation crab meat instead of the canned variety and I used real eggs instead of the substitute. I must say I was REALLY disappointed. I found this to be so difficult to form patties and keep them from falling apart. I only ate a couple of bites before I put it in the dog's bowls. My husband, who likes everything, even hated it. Oh well...you are supposed to try everything once, but sometimes once is too much!