Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cut potatoes into thin strips.
Now let's preheat the oven proof pan the stove top BEFORE putting it in the oven. Turn on medium heat and preheat the pan for a total of 4-5 minutes.
Next add oil. It will heat up and look wavy. If it's too smokey, then it's too hot.
Once oil is wavy, add potatoes to the pan and cook, stirring for about 4-6 minutes. You should be stirring them often so that the don't get stuck to the bottom.
Move the pan with potatoes to the oven and bake them for a total of 30 minutes. But flip them over once. To do that, set a timer for 15 minutes. At 15 minute mark, you would open the oven door and flip the potatoes with a spatula.
You will then continue baking them for 15 more minutes until the potatoes are browned and crispy.
Remove the pan from the oven add salt straight into the pan. Stir the French fries in the salt and garlic powder with a fork.