A thrifty, economical dish my mother use to make which I still love today is this one of chicken wings simmered in a rich oyster sauce. It is extremely easy to make and re-heats quite well. In fact, the chicken wings are also tasty served cold and terrific for picnics.
In a large bowl, combine the wings with the marinade ingredients and mix well. Leave to sit in the marinade for at least 30 minutes.
Heat a wok or large frying-pan over a high heat until it is hot. Add the oil and, when it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the chicken wings and fry them for 5 minutes or until they are golden brown. Remove them from the wok with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. You may have to do this in several batches.
Drain off all the oil and fat and wipe the wok clean, then make the sauce. Re-heat the wok until it is very hot, then add
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