Preheat the oven to 400°.
Drizzle the tops of exposed cloves with the olive oil, and sprinkle with the salt and the black pepper. Cover the bulb with foil and bake for about 40 minutes, until the cloves are soft. The garlic is done with deeply golden brown and completely soft. If you're using an air fryer, you can cook it on 400° for 20 minutes.
Allow the bulb to cool about 10 minutes.
Place the potatoes in a large pot with water along with ¼ teaspoon of salt and the bay leaves. You’ll want enough water to cover the potatoes plus about two inches
While the potatoes are boiling, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 400°.