Scrub the potatoes to remove the dirt.
In a large pot, add in bay leaves and the potatoes
Add enough water to the pot to cover the potatoes and a dash of salt
Set the stove to medium high heat and cook the potatoes for 30-40 minutes. (This will vary depending on the size of the potatoes. (You’ll know it’s done when you can insert a knife into it smoothly and it doesn’t feel like a crunchy apple in the middle.)
When the potatoes are done, drain the water out of the pot.
If you are peeling the potatoes, do it now. (Detailed instructions on how to easily peel it is on the blog post)
In a bowl, combine the roasted garlic, milk, butter and potatoes and start mashing! Mash it lots for a creamier mashed potato – Mash it less for a chunky rustic mashed potato!
Add salt to taste (not too much, the gravy has salt too! :)) and set the mashed potatoes a side for later.