4 dried mushrooms
4 oz shelled walnuts
1/3 cup oil
3 lb chicken
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tblsp sherry
2 tblsp soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp brown sugar
Soak the mushrooms in hot water for 10 minutes. Chop the walnuts and fry in 2
tablespoons of the oil for 2 minutes.
Drain on absorbent kitchen paper to remove all traces of oil.
Cut the chicken meat into small pieces, fry in remaining oil for 3 minutes over
fierce heat, stirring all the time. Mix the cornstarch to a smooth paste with the
sherry, soy sauce, salt and sugar. Add to the chicken and mix well.
Drain the mushrooms and chop roughly, add to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the walnuts.