If you have frozen squid, leave it in the fridge overnight to thaw or rest in some water for 1-½ hrs
If you have fresh, clean thoroughly to get rid of any remaining sand hidden in the body and pat dry with some kitchen towel.
In a deep bowl, place the flour, semolina, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar and mix well.
Heat up the oil in a deep pot and get an plate with some kitchen towel to rest the fried squid rings once ready. Cooking time is a couple of minutes, so be prepared for action!
Once the oil is hot, coat the squid rings thoroughly with flour. Tap any excess flour and place dip in the pot using a skimmer in small batches.
Cooking time for the squid in super hot oil is no longer than 2-3 minutes. You will see the coat turning golden. Fish it out of the oil and rest in a plate with kitchen towel you prepared earlier to get rid of excess oil.
Serve the fried squid rings immediately with some aioli and fresh lemon.