Mix crab sticks, cornstarch, and basil leaves until the sticks are completely coated.
Heat vegetable oil high in a saucepan.
While the oil heats, form crab stick mixture into 2-inch long logs.
Fry the logs in hot oil for a few seconds.
Remove the logs using a spatula.
Sprinkle with salt.
Continue cooking the other logs.
Serve while they are crispy.
Serving Suggestions: A great side dish for fried crab sticks crackers is vegetable coleslaw or fried rice.