Preheat oven to 450F. Slice mushrooms into quarters. Melt butter in sauce pan with mushrooms. Add shallots. Cover saucepan and cook for 10 minutes over medium heat. Add cognac and cook for 7 minutes. While oven preheats, combine flour and cream. Pour mixture over mushrooms and continue to cook, stirring continually, for about 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper and pour into a gratin dish or oven proof dish. Sprinkle crushed cracklins on top and bake for 15 minutes until light brown.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana