Square off your potato by cutting the 4 long sides of the potato (making the potato look more like a rectangular block).
From the rectangle, cut 1/4" thick slabs so that you have 1/4" thick rectangles. From there, julienne each of the slabs into matchstick fries (1/4" thick all around).
Put your fries in a large bowl. Add in your Olive Oil, and toss together to coat all the fries in oil. Lay the french fries on a resting rack and place on a baking sheet. Evenly top with salt
Bake in the oven for 35 minutes. Turn the oven up to Hi Broil and bake another 3-5 minutes, or until slightly crispy. Serve hot.
Julienne, allumette, or french cut, is a culinary knife cut in which the food item is cut into long thin strips, similar to matchsticks. Common items to be julienned are carrots for carrots julienne, celery for céléris remoulade or potatoes for Julienne Fries.