2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick sticks
Peanut or vegetable oil, for frying
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced parsley
In a medium bowl, cover the potato sticks with water and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
In a large saucepan, heat 2 inches of oil to 325°. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Rinse the potatoes and pat thoroughly dry. Working in batches, fry the potatoes until they are almost tender and look slightly translucent, about 3 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to the paper towels to drain.
Increase the temperature of the oil to 375°. Fry the potatoes in batches until golden and crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer to the paper towels to drain and immediately season with salt. Sprinkle the fries with the garlic and parsley and serve immediately.