Peel potatoes and cut into 3/8-inch thick slices (lengthwise) cut again into 3/8-inch thick fries.
Place the potatoes into a bowl with cold water. Just before cooking, drain water and place potatoes on paper towel, pat dry completely. Put in a bowl; add olive oil, salt & pepper. Toss well and lay out in 1 layer on nonstick baking sheets.
Bake until light brown, approximately 30 to 40 minutes, turning frequently until golden brown.
Remove from oven. Add lemon zest, parsley, garlic & more salt and pepper if desired. Toss well and serve.