When I was at school we used to make cheese dreams, we thought it was very sophisticated but likely just a lazy meal the teacher thought up! Make yourself cheese sandwiches, cut off crusts, dip in egg and fry. The cheese melts and it was particularly yummy with mature cheddar.
I'm American and I had never heard of having it savory!
We do ours with maple syrup -- and put a bit of black pepper on it while it's still in the pan. I think it's good with powdered sugar, too, if you can't get real maple syrup. Some people add the cinnamon to the batter, rather than using cinnamon sugar, but I wouldn't do this together with the black pepper.