Soak the chopped potatoes in cold water in a large bowl for 1-2 hours. When finished soaking, lay the potatoes out on paper towels and pat to dry.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Oil a large baking sheet with one tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.
Toss the potatoes with one tablespoon of olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, rosemary, minced garlic, and paprika. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the potatoes for 20 minutes. At the 20 minute mark, turn the heat up to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) and bake for another 20 minutes. Check to see if there are any fries done to your liking. Remove them, and continue baking for a few minutes until all fries are golden brown.