* 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.