1. Use the shredder attachment of a food processor or a box grater to shred the carrots. Set the shredded carrots in a large bowl. Mince the chives and add to the bowl. Finely chop the cashews or grind in the food processor, then mix with the carrot and chives.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and flour. Fold into the shredded carrots. Season with salt (in moderation) and pepper. Using a ¼-cup measuring spoon, scoop carrot mixture, form into 3-inch patties, and lay patties on parchment paper.
3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Arrange as many patties as will fit without crowding the pan. Sear for 3 min. on one side, flip, and cook for an additional 3 min. until golden brown. Set aside on a plate lined with paper towels and tented with foil. Repeat with remaining fritters.
Per serving: 451 calories, 34g fat, 6g saturated fat, 190mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 6g sugar, 12g protein