To make fried sage leaves, remove stems from 15 to 20 fresh sage leaves. In skillet, heat enough vegetable oil to come ⅛ inch up side over medium heat until oil starts to shimmer. Working in batches, fry sage leaves until bright green and brittle, 15 to 30 seconds (do not brown). Transfer to paper towel-lined plate; sprinkle with salt. Best made an hour before serving.