Rinse and wash potatoes with water, then peel skins. Slice potatoes into 4 to 5 vertical pieces, then slice those pieces into small sticks. You want them about 1/4 inch thick. Place the potato sticks in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Place bowl in fridge and let soak for at least 2 hours. Up to 12 hours.
When you’re ready to make the fries, drain the water and then spread the potatoes out evenly onto a paper towel lined baking sheet. Blot potatoes with paper towels to dry them.
*Please be careful while handling hot oil!
Heat oil in a large pot to 350 degrees. Carefully fry potatoes in 2 to 3 batches at a time. You don’t want to over crowd the pot. Fry potatoes for 4 to 5 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. You don’t want them brown at this point. Just slightly golden and cooked.
Lay the fried potatoes onto another paper towel lined baking sheet to drain grease. Repeat frying process with the remaining potatoes.
Now it’s time for the second fry! Fry the potatoes again, in 2 to 3 batches at a time, for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown!
Lay the French fries out onto a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain grease. Repeat with all fries. Sprinkle French fries with salt.
For Garlic Parmesan Fries: Sprinkle the French Fries with the Parmesan cheese, minced garlic and parsley. Toss to coat and then serve immediately!