Frankman, I think you got the steps reversed.
This is the Hollywood Fries directions:
Soak in cold water; wash off starch.
Par-fry @ 325º for 5 minutes.
Drain; place in container to steam for one hour.
Finish-fry @ 370º for 3-1/2 minutes.
(I think this was for 1/4" fries)
Anthony Bourdain method:
Cut potatoes into 1/2" strips, drop into ice water. Leave in water 30 minutes to overnight; rinse starch off in cold water.
Blanch for 6-8 minutes @280º, until they are soft and semi-translucent white. Let rest for at least 15 minutes.
Fry @ 375º for 2-3 minutes, until they are crispy and golden brown.
Immediately drop the fries into a large bowwl lined with a clean, dry towel. Add salt to taste, and whip out the towel. Toss, and serve while hot.