Preheat oven to 450° degrees F
Cut the potatoes into ¼ sticks
In a large bowl soak the potatoes in cold water for 15 mins. and sprinkle salt. This helps with the crisping process because it helps remove the starch and adds extra flavor.
After 15 mins. drain the potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel.
Place the potatoes in a new bowl. Add olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to distribute all the spices.
In a large baking sheet, add extra olive oil and spread the potatoes. Leave some space in between each potato so they can bake evenly. Place on the bottom rack of the oven.
Bake for 45 mins. or until golden crisp.
Add parsley and serve immediately. Optional: You can serve the potatoes with parmesan cheese or crumble blue cheese.