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homemade deep fried shrimp heads

Does anyone have any recipe/guidance for deep frying shrimp heads? I saw that (somewhat lame) Food Network show, "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" and Duff talked about fried shrimp heads. I have shrimp heads that I can save for a stock or something, but I'd rather make use of them - fried.

I've scoured the internet looking for a recipe but have so far come up with nothing. On the TV segment, the restaurant Duff goes to looks like they dredge the shrimp heads in a flour (perhaps rice flour?) and then they fry in hot oil. Duff makes some mention of panko, but what they showed looked nothing like panko. Not a prolific deep fryer, so if anyone can steer me in the right direction for crispy deep fried shrimp heads, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

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