1. Season drumettes with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.
2. Heat oil for frying in a medium saucepan.
3. In a small bowl, combine flour and seasoning. Dredge drumettes in the flour. When oil is hot, drop drumettes into the oil and fry until outside is golden and crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes. You do not need to worry about whether they are cooked through, as they will cook in the oven for additional time later. Place drumettes on a paper towel-lined plate.