Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prick potatoes all over with a fork. Place the potatoes on a baking tray and bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until knifetender. (If you like, this can be done the night before and potatoes can be refrigerated until ready to fry.) Cut each potato into 6 or Cut each potato into 6 or 8 wedges, depending on the size. Pour about 4 inches oil
into a large heavy pot and heat to 375 degrees F. Fry half of the potato wedges at a time for 4 to 5 minutes, until crispy and brown. Drain on paper towels and season with salt. Set aside and keep warm.