Soak the potatoes in cold water after cutting for 30 minutes. (I usually just rinse them well.) This step removes a lot of starch resulting in a crispier French fry!
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Dry the fries thoroughly after soaking and before seasoning. You make sure to dry them well so they don’t steam and get soft when they bake!
Generously oil and season the oven fries. I usually do this in a bowl with a tablespoon or two of oil. Season to taste with salt, pepper, rosemary, garlic, etc.
Use parchment paper or spray oil on the cookie sheet to keep them from sticking.
Spread evenly in a single layer of a cookie sheet. Try to prevent the individual fries from touching.
Cook 20 minutes at 375°F.
Take out and turn/rotate/flip the fries.
Turn the heat up to 425°F and continue baking until crisp, about 20 minutes.
Two temp cooking is key technique that allows the fries to bake perfectly crispy!