Southerners are always coming up with clever ways to prepare chicken wings, and my North Carolinian mother (who has always proclaimed the wings to be the tenderest and sweetest part of any bird) almost surpassed herself when she created these zesty drumettes to be served as an appetizer at informal meals as well as at picnics. Today, drumettes are often sold in packages at supermarkets, but if you can’t find them there, simply remove the tips and first joint from the chicken wings and use them for stock. Take care not to overbake these drumettes, which would dry out and toughen them.
On a large, flat dish, combine the cheese, parsley, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper and mix well. Dip each drumette in the butter, roll in the cheese mixture to coat well, place on the prepared baking sheet, and
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