1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Bring a large pot of water with 2 tablespoons kosher salt to a boil. Add the potatoes, return to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 8 minutes. Drain the potatoes, place them back in the pot with the lid on, and shake the pot roughly for 5 seconds to rough up the edges. Carefully transfer the potatoes in one layer to a baking rack set over a sheet pan. Set aside to dry for at least 15 minutes. (They can sit at room temperature for several hours or in the fridge for up to 6 hours.)
3. Pour the oil onto another sheet pan, tilt the pan to distribute the oil, and place the pan in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes, until the oil is smoking hot. Transfer the potatoes carefully into the oil and toss them lightly to coat each potato with the hot oil. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Roast for 45 minutes to one hour, turning the potatoes occasionally with tongs, until very browned and crisp on the outside and tender and creamy inside. Transfer to a serving platter, sprinkle generously with 1½ to 2 teaspoons sea salt and parsley and serve hot.
NOTE: I watched this first on Food Network, then read the recipe again on Ina’s website. Those potatoes looked fabulous and I had to try them. They are fabulous!!! Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, these are the perfect potatoes. I haven’t changed a thing in this recipe…it is perfect just the way it is. So, here’s a shout out to Emily for sharing and to Ina who wrote it down so the rest of us could enjoy it. I served these potatoes with my Leg of Lamb for Easter and the family went wild. Even my Keto obsessed brother had to sneak a few. Enjoy.