Heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil with a few popcorn kernels in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until one kernel pops. Add the remaining kernels, cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook, shaking the pot occasionally, until the popping subsides, 3 to 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the sage leaves and cook until crisp, about 3 seconds, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Season with salt and repeat with the remaining sage.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the poultry seasoning. Combine the popcorn, pecans, apple chips, dried cranberries, parsley, rosemary and thyme in a large bowl. Drizzle with the butter mixture, season with salt and toss. Crumble the fried sage on top.
Photograph by Johnny Miller
Courtesy of Food Network Magazine