Put 1/2 cup peanut oil and garlic in small pan over medium heat. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 6 minutes or til garlic is brown and crisp. Remove from heat to cool.
Pour oil into a large stockpot or Dutch oven, filling halfway. Heat over high heat til candy or deep fry thermometer registers 360 degrees. Carefully add fries, in batches and fry for about 5 minutes or til crisp and brown. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fries to rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with garlic oil and sprinkle with salt and parsley; toss to coat.Serve at once.